Belts cost more than pants, and I find this inexplicable. Maybe I just buy really cheap pants, but I fail to comprehend why belts cost so damn much. Give me a buckle, a little thread, a need, and some beef jerky. I’ll make a belt. I’ll make a delicious belt, in fact, that you can eat if you’re lost in the desert. You can’t eat a regular leather belt, and certainly not a cloth one! But for 20 bucks, I can definitely make an edible jerkybelt.
So if I can make a jerkybelt for 20, why can’t I just buy a non-edible, single-function (well, I suppose making sure no child goes unbeaten is a secondary function) belt for less than that? I just want my pants to stay up, I don’t need the emergency ration, and I, like my friend, am pretty sure belts are just made from shoe scraps anyway. No excuse I say, not for this pricing!