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First Look: Mission Belt Co.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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I’m excited to start “testing” a couple of new belts which just arrived from Mission Belt Co. These are sharp looking, and perhaps best of all they are the new ratchet style.

Mission Belt

Mission Belt

Ratchet belts are great. First, they are custom cut to the wearer’s general size. Then they can be adjusted on the fly, allowing me to loosen it a bit in the office after eating a giant Philly cheesesteak at lunch.


First Look at the Nex Generation of Golf Belts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Today’s golf belt apparel script gives us the first look at a belt maker called Nexbelt.  A golf friend referred Nexbelt to me and I’m happy to make the connection.

Nexbelt golf belt

Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt

Nexbelts have a combination of three excellent and convenient features:

Custom Cut

Nexbelts all come in one (very long) length.  The belt is custom cut down to size.  This a fantastic, as many belts I have are just barely the wrong fit.

Ratchet

If you look at the belt photos in this post and in the Nexbelt photo gallery, you’ll notice the belts have no holes.   A ratchet mechanism secures the belt and also allows for a perfect fit which is neither too tight or too loose.

Hidden Ball Marker

The belt buckle serves as a doorway to a hidden ball marker.  Blow your friends away with this James Bond 007 ball marker setup and for the ladies, including bling.

Nexbelt golf belt ladies

Nexbelt women’s golf belt with hidden bling ball marker – click to zoom

Review Soon

I’m now in the testing and evaluation stages and will post my review soon.  First impressions and conclusions are that my pants are not falling down.  So I have that going for me, which is nice.


Sumi-G Stymie Belts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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Today I’m reviewing the SUMI-G Stymie Golf Belt.  Part of the “Tee Collection,” this is one of two different styles of belts offered by my very good friends at SUMI-G.

Buckle And Magnetic Ball Marker

I like shiny stuff.  The two piece hinged buckle is shiny.  The unique double prongs are also shiny.  The removable magnetic ball marker is shiny and very cool looking.  With a SUMI-G belt around my ever changing waist, I never find myself without a ball marker on the first green because I forgot to throw one in my pocket.

High End Leather

The belt has an Italian leather outer shell with a colorfast suede leather inner in red.  Very good looking.  The leather is soft and smooth too.  Sometimes I just sit at home in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine, stroking the soft, supple leather of my SUMI-G belts.  Enough of my personal life for now.

Style

The belt is wider than standard old style belts at 1 5/8″ wide.  This is par with all the hip new wider format belts these days.  And like I mentioned in my SUMI-G Dormy belt review, if this belt is too wide for your belt loops it is time to upgrade your pants.

It is a belt

I got a strange call the other day.  Some lady found my phone number and called me about SUMI-G belts because, well, I’m an expert on the subject.  Here’s the conversation:

Me: “Hello?”

Lady: “Yes I’m calling about the SUMI-G belts.”

Me: “What do you want to know?”

Lady: “What are they?  What do they do?”

Me: “They’re belts.  They hold your pants up.”

Sizes And Colors

The Stymie series comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.

The Stymie is available in white, black and brown as pictured in the first photo above.  My personal Stymie is black and boy does it look good with the shiny components, black leather, red liner and red stitching accents.

Conclusion

If you want to look stylish, hip, cool, neat, nifty, classic, chic, slick, elegant… the SUMI-G Stymie belt is the ticket.

Related Links

SUMI-G web site

SUMI-G products for sale at The Golf Space SHOP

SUMI-G related posts here on HOG

SUMI-G image gallery


SUMI-G Dormy Belt

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, June 14th, 2009
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This is yet another of what are sure to be glowing reviews of a product by my new golf buddy Marius, the gray matter behind the new hip golf company called SUMI-G. Marius and I met at this year’s PGA Show and have become golf pals, with weekly grudge matches to determine who reigns supreme, at least for one week. For the first time in our playing history, we both played decent last week.  To this date all our battles have been pig fights.  Somehow this week the bugger Marius beat me out of $1.00 despite the fact that I beat him by one stroke.

SUMI-G Dormy Belt

Part of the SUMI-G “Tee Collection,” the Dormy belt is a very hip and stylish belt for golf or just everyday life, unless looking cool isn’t on your list.

The Dormy belt sports that new wider footprint we’re seeing in golf belts these days worn by many of the “in” golf crowd. The width is 1 5/8″ wide.  Note: if you are wearing some old school style golf pants or golf shorts from years ago, this belt may be too wide to fit through the loops. If you pick up one of these belts and it is too wide to fit through the belt loops, that’s a tell tale sign that the “hipness level” of your belt is beyond that of your pants. You’ll need upgrade your pants to match the quality and style of the belt!

The buckle is super stylish and shiny and features a unique double prong to latch it into the belt. Within the buckle is a magnetic SUMI-G ball marker. Using this marker during play is easy and is referred to “Sumigizing.” If you misplace the marker, the belt comes with two backups.

The leather of the belt is very soft. When I have strangers comment on the looks of the belt, I have them feel how soft the leather is. That looks a bit strange to passers by I must admit, but I feel a duty to spread the word on how nice and supple the belt is. It isn’t like a “biker” belt with the cheap hard Tijuana leather. This is Italian leather baby.

Conclusion

The Dormy Belt is yet another mega-stylish, elegant and useful product from my new favorite company SUMI-G.

Just a few minutes ago while sitting here in the San Diego airport withing for a flight, I had someone tell me how cool my belt was (I’m wearing the white one right now). This happens daily.

Related Links

HOG SUMI-G image gallery.

The entire SUMI-G line may be purchased online now at The Golf Space SHOP or at the SUMI-G web site.

My review of the super cool SUMI-G golf head covers which feature rigid exoskeletons.


Ratchet Belt Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, March 13th, 2009
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Over the course of a year a few things in my golf world change. My handicap goes up in the spring and proceeds downward until the winter snow shuts the game down for the year. One thing which seems to follow a similar seasonal change is my waistline. I seem to have about a two inch variance throughout the year. Fortunately I’m staying in an “acceptable” range.

That two inch variance is between a 36 and 38. Yes Camilo Villegas’ waist is a tiny bit smaller than mine… My current lineup of golf belts have two holes in them which are worn at the 38 and 36 marks. Often a 38 is too loose and a 36 too tight. If it is tight, it is uncomfortable and if it is loose, well, I look like a gangsta with the low riders. 37 would be the ticket. Enter Ratchet Belt.

ratchet belt

What is Ratchet Belt?

Ratchet Belt is a whole different concept in belts designed by a retired Navy serviceman. First, there are NO holes in the belt. There’s no pin in the belt buckle. This makes the belt look much nicer. No worn holes or waistline historical info.

If the belt has no holes for the belt buckle, how does it tighten and/or fasten?
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