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on jeans, does belt go through or over the patch?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
My apologies if this has been endlessly debated here (I suspect it has), but at brunch yesterday my date saw another woman who had threaded her belt through the patch on the back right side of her CK jeans. My date said she always thought "everyone" knew that the belt goes over the patch. Then she mulled it a bit and decided she had no idea why she did it the way she did and that perhaps putting the belt through the patch was cool. Any thoughts?
post #2 of 18
over the patch. .luc
post #3 of 18
Over the patch. Definitely.
post #4 of 18
at the risk of sounding repetitive (or in case you didnt hear the first 2 times)....over the patch
post #5 of 18
Am I the only one sacrilegious enough to remove the patch?
post #6 of 18
I don't buy jeans with patches in the first place. hate it...
post #7 of 18
Etruscan, do whatever you want. They're yours. I don't remove patches because I love how the leather looks after it's gone through the wash a few times and it's all wrinkly and torn and dark...
post #8 of 18
Thanks, Brian. At 46, I don't need a patch: my own skin does that.
post #9 of 18
This thread reminds me of the first time I got a pair of real honest-to-god Levi's 501 original, shrink-to-fit jeans in 8th grade I believe. I was so excited, because up till then most of my jeans had been Sears Toughskins - and now I had a pair just like all the cool kids wore. I remember my mom went to get her thread cutters to remove the patch on the back, because she thought it was supposed to come off. Luckily, I was able to stop her from cutting it off, because I had seen the other kids wearing their jeans and just knew that I would look like a total dork without that patch - (like anyone else would have even noticed.) Bradford Wow - that story really wasn't very exciting once I typed it out.
post #10 of 18
Under the patch I say.............
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
post #12 of 18
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i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
I'd guess that people do it because a patch that is open at the sides simply invites you to put the belt through it, especially if the patch is made from a thicker leather.
post #13 of 18
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i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
I see under-the-patch all the time and always assume the person is trying to show off the brand. I find under-the-patch to be rather gauche, akin to leaving the brand label on a suit coat sleeve. The only time I could see it working is as an ironic display of say a cheap JC Penny brand.
post #14 of 18
I would say under the patch only if the jeans are loose and you need the extra cinching. Not my problem lately - (wah).
post #15 of 18
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(auto90403 @ May 02 2005,12:13) i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
I see under-the-patch all the time and always assume the person is trying to show off the brand. I find under-the-patch to be rather gauche, akin to leaving the brand label on a suit coat sleeve. The only time I could see it working is as an ironic display of say a cheap JC Penny brand.
Not that I'm a big defender or fan of under-the-patch, but I don't see it as any more of a brand show-off than wearing jeans that have distinctive pocket stitching. Which I tend to avoid also . . .
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