Beltology: Hitting a Sweet Spot in the Belt Market

first_img London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer We have seen it too many times – well dressed man, awful ratty old belt. Alas,  it may be time to switch it out for a belt that can stretch and give a bit after a big meal or night of drinking and that has serious style.Beltology has created a line of belts that are more comfortable and provide an exact fit for everyone at every moment—that’s because these belts don’t have any holes. Instead the prong passes through the webbed strap at any place that feels most comfortable.“No one has gone after the belt market in the way we are doing it,” says co-founder Andrew Heffernan. “We’ve definitely hit a sweet spot.”He teamed up with Anna Lundberg to launch Beltology in January 2014. They noticed the men’s accessories line was exploding with growth, but there was one item being overlooked: belts.“Every other accessory in the men’s world was growing in double digits, but the belt was flatlined with absolutely zero growth,” says Heffernan. “That triggered us to get into the belt market.”They have a wide variety of patterns and colors and will continue to add new designs to their website. Priced at $55 to $60 per belt, it’s an affordable way to make a fashion statement while being completely comfortable.Sales are steady across the designs they offer, but Heffernan points to the Wall Street belt as a popular seller. It’s a play on a herringbone pattern.“We provide a better quality product at a better price,” Heffernan says.They’ll keep 20 to 25 belts on stock all the time and add in seasonal designs as well as limited editions based on collaborations with different designers.last_img read more

Deloitte Phase Two Report Released

first_imgThe province has received the final report of the Deloitte review of Nova Scotia’s finances. The Province of Nova Scotia Financial Review – Phase 2 looks at technical questions related to accounting and budgeting in government departments and third-party agencies. The report completes the work of consultants from Deloitte, who released findings of the first phase of their independent review on Aug. 17. Areas studied in phase two include: — the feasibility of separating capital and operating budgets — accounting options for government operating grants or other funding to boards and agencies — options to resolve the Auditor General’s qualification and scope limitation related to budgeting of third-party revenues — options to improve the timeliness and approval processes for grants and business plans for district health authorities and regional school boards Deloitte consultants made recommendations on each issue. Overall, they said government accounting should continue to comply with generally accepted accounting principles as expressed by Public Sector Accounting Board guidelines. Finance Minister Graham Steele said government will consider the options presented as it moves forward with the next budget. The Deloitte Phase 2 report is available at www.gov.ns.ca/finance .last_img read more

Pedestrian dies after hit by oncoming car

A man is dead after being hit by an oncoming car after slipping while crossing the road.The incident occurred at the intersection of Rymal Road East and Upper Centennial Parkway in Hamilton.Staff sergeant Jack Langhorn told CHCH the 66-year-old victim was not using a crosswalk.The man died sometime after 11 p.m. Friday night. He is from the east end of Hamilton, but his name has not been released as police are still working on notifying next of kin.The 82-year-old driver was in a 2011 four-door Mazda and cooperated fully with police. No charges have been laid. Police are still completing their investigation. read more