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By Jorge Figueiredo - December 18th, 2014

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Faithful Thumbs readers know that I am quite fond of products from Ubiworkshop, the division of Ubisoft that extends their game worlds into reality by creating game-related merchandise. Most of the larger Ubisoft games with persistent back stories have clothing and other interesting paraphernalia related to the games themselves. Ubi Workshop not only does a fantastic job with the design of their stuff – they are also very good at making (and sourcing third parties to make) high-quality items. Even their t-shirts seem to last forever. While we have covered a few things in the past, I have been remiss in actually writing about one of the best products that I have ever bought from their store: the Assassin’s Creed Leather Belt.

I find buying a good belt to be a difficult quest. A good belt should be durable, yet comfortable, as you will be surely fitting it around your hips snugly. I also tend to favour simple belts with subtle accents. The Assassin’s Creed Leather Belt is exactly that. I have owned two belts (one brown and one black) for a number of years, and they have weathered the duration admirably – which is amazing considering that I wear them very often.

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Easy to swap buckles.

The belts are thin enough to fit through any of the belt loops on my pants, yet thick enough to feel sturdy. The flat finish on each belt looks really nice, and can be worn casually or with formal wear thanks to the subtle accents on the two snaps that hold the buckle in place. Each each of these clip-style buttons feature a dull, metallic surface with the logo of the Assassins etched into the surface (and finished slightly darker than the rest of the snap). The contrast between the buttons and the rest of the belt is slick, and the snaps are strong enough to hold the belt buckle in place. These snaps can also be undone easily to allow the wearer to remove the existing belt and replace it one of Ubi Workshop’s other ones.

A lot of thought and care has gone into the construction of these belts. They cost around $30 (you can check them out here), but given how long they last, as well as their versatility, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you grab at least one of these for that hard-to-buy person on your shopping list.

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