Yeah, irritating scene kid belt. That sort of thing just screams "I have several online journals and hundreds, if not thousands of friends on MySpace" to me.
Ha. That's a fine white belt, in my opinion. As has been said, it's a rocker, scenester look, and takes some panache to pull off - you don't want to look like the touring bassist for Taking Back Sunday. Easier than tie-as-belt, though. The prep whale belt is definitely more difficult, though. That's so far gone, I'm not sure it can be done ironically. "Look Muffy, a belt for us." Quick Urban Outfitters rant: I stopped by the UO in Georgetwon last week. Mob scene. And they have some alright stuff. Just makes me angry. Seal Kay, Wrangler, Fred Perry, Duffer - this goes back to the exclusivity as currency argument hashed out in streetwear (or music?) awhile back. Essentially, when people put some effort in (like almost everyone on this forum), it's frustrating when someone just hunts it down, packages it nicely, and hands it to the credit card waving masses. On the other hand, I'd like that job. To fuel my anger, I saw this Duffer sweatshirt on sale.
Desc includes this gem "From the same people who brought you the eponymous Duffer toggle coat" I assume they mean "duffel" coat??? WHO WRITES FOR THESE PEOPLE?