A few months ago, I posted a YouTube video with my initial impressions on the Two Fools Leather Goods Fat Boy Belt.
Since posting the video, I’ve been wearing the Fat Boy every day, both when carrying a pistol, and when not carrying (mainly when I’m at work, and cannot carry). Over time the belt has gotten better, and more comfortable as it has started to take my shape, which is something only a leather belt does.
You can see in the above picture that the rear of the belt has taken a little bit of my shape, which I have found makes wearing the belt more comfortable, and when carrying a pistol it lets the belt fit better around my waist and I don’t find myself hiking up my pants as much as I do with other belts.
I’ve had a lot of questions from readers about the buckle on this belt. It does not use a standard belt buckle, instead it has a prong on the rear of the belt that fits through the holes in the other end of the belt. Its quite simple, and works well.
When I received this belt, I was skeptical that it would be any good. Over and over I’ve read on the internet that a leather gun belt needs to be 2 pieces of leather, and it needs to have a stiffener in it, and I guess I bought into the hype. I’m here to tell you that a leather gun belt can be just once piece of leather, as long as its a seriously thick, stiff piece of harness leather like the stuff used to make the Fat Boy belts.
The last feature of this belt that I have grown to really like is the front of the buckle. Due to the design of the buckle, the front of it is just leather. With other belts, when you are leaning over things (say the fender of your car while working under the hood) you risk scratching those things with the metal buckle. This isn’t the case with the Fat Boy, as it doesn’t have any exposed metal to scratch anything.
All in all, I’ve been very happy with this belt. It’s comfortable, durable, and has the right amount of stiffness. I really don’t have any complaints! A+
If you are interested in buying one of these, you can get them through Curt’s etsy store here.