The 25 Best New England Brands of All Time

From: Essex, Conn.
Founded
: 1967 

Nautical belts are a must for anyone who wants prep style. Leather Man Ltd. has been making the critter-covered belts in Essex, Conn. since 1967, becoming a staple for Ivy Leaguers everywhere. But the best thing about the brand is its price points. The belts run under $50. You can have a closet full of lobsters, school logos, frogs, whatever, and you won't break the bank. And if you're into something a little more #menswear, there have been collaborations with The Hill-Side in recent years.

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