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Post by Ms.Thang on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:49 am

Is there anywhere in chapala or ajijic that sells those cheap belts like they sell at the tiangues? I don't want fancy ones, just plain

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Post by Rosa Venus on Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:49 pm

There's a guy with a leather shop on the carretera in Ajijic, lakeside of the road, across from Plaza Montana mas o menos. I imagine they're not very expensive, though I haven't priced them there. There's a second one on the mountain side, but not on the carretera. One block behind the carretera toward the mountain, just east of Juarez. There must be similar in Chapala.

I paid $90 pesos for a cheap leather belt at the Tianguis in Ajijic. Can't imagine they are much more than that, if any more at all.
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Post by Pedro on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:29 pm

what's wrong with the chapala tianguis-i got 2 very nice belts there?
you can also find belts at the lakeshore vendors.
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Post by Ms.Thang on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:48 pm

I am leaving on Sunday and my dad always asks for these belts. I have procrastinated but I did look around Chapala but couldn't find the right sizes and width he wants.
I will definitely check out the Ajijic places tomorrow...thanks!

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Post by Jim W on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:03 pm

Tooo bad you waited so long, The Chapala Market on Mondays has many vendors offering everything in the way of belts and goods, probably double the size of the Wednesday market @ El Torito's
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:04 pm

Ms. Thang:

Just a personal observation based upon actual experience - some Mexican belts are made from very stiff and poorly tanned leather. We have bought them thinking saddle soap or leather oil will soften them up and they end up in the garbage.

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Post by Jim W on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:20 pm

TRUE Neil, I've been lucky bought 2, 7 years ago One I still use...the other bites!
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:33 pm

As of late, I have found high quality belts in Tlaquepaque at two different leather shops and did well at a mercado in Oaxaca.

What I really wish I could find in Mexico is a source for high quality sheepskin coats. They have become crazy expensive NOB and as a result quite hard to find.

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Post by Ms.Thang on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:35 pm

I don't care for these belts at all but he likes them....a lot and loves to give them to his friends.
I always buy very nice Nautical, Hilfiger and other high quality belts for $10.00 - $12.00 at the outlet mall a few miles from his house, bring them back to Mexico and give them to MY friends. Ha!.

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Post by Pedro on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:16 pm

Ms.Thang wrote:I don't care for these belts at all but he likes them....a lot and loves to give them to his friends.
I always buy very nice Nautical, Hilfiger and other high quality belts for $10.00 - $12.00 at the outlet mall a few miles from his house, bring them back to Mexico and give them to MY friends. Ha!.
so the moral is-the belt is always greener on the other side?
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Post by MyHomeSweetHome on Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:26 am

CheenaGringo wrote:As of late, I have found high quality belts in Tlaquepaque at two different leather shops and did well at a mercado in Oaxaca.

What I really wish I could find in Mexico is a source for high quality sheepskin coats.  They have become crazy expensive NOB and as a result quite hard to find.

This request really gave me the giggles...it's not that cold here...take a trip to Peru, gets freezing there! They sell alpaca there.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:46 am

Actually, I have seen sheepsin coats in Leon that are made in Mexico. While the skins look to be of decent quality, the design and styling lack imagination. I plan to zip off an email to Leo's Piel in Tlaquepaque and ask if he knows where I can get one made.

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Post by Pedro on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:33 am

CheenaGringo wrote:Actually, I have seen sheepsin coats in Leon that are made in Mexico.  While the skins look to be of decent quality, the design and styling lack imagination.  I plan to zip off an email to Leo's Piel in Tlaquepaque and ask if he knows where I can get one made.
i'm sure leo can make it. it took him 6 months to get the leather for my pants but he never gave up trying.
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Post by Ms.Thang on Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:10 pm

I bought 4 belts from the guy across from plaza Montana today, they are quite nice...much better quality than the ones at t the tiangues . He wanted $ 150.00 each but we negotiated and I paid a little less. He had all the sizes and colors I wanted and that was really nice. Usually I have to go to 2 or 3 places.

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