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post #16 of 27
Looks kind of silly, but don't let me cramp your style.
post #17 of 27
I like the belts, but to be honest, it seem to me like they just do not flatter your physique.

Just is the focal point of your attire. I also do not like how it looks like you had to forcethe belt thorught the loops. They are nice, and I am sure they can work, but I would keep trying if I were you. Keep up the good fight!
post #18 of 27
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Just is the focal point of your attire................ I am sure they can work, but I would keep trying if I were you. Keep up the good fight!

Hewsinator, what do you you mean with this? Just curious.
Anything I should change?......or wear the belt in a different way.....or wear a different belt?
You said you like the belts, how would you wear them?
post #19 of 27
I think Get Smart hit the nail on the head, but I will try to put it my way. The belt is the first thing that you notice in the outfit, and once I saw the belt, I could not stop looking at it. It makes the outfit dicontinuous, the huge "break" disrupts the flow of the fit. This said, I am no pro, but you need to find a way to make the belt part of the fit, and I think the start of this is wearing with a T or something untucked, so that you know that you are wearing a big and different belt, but it is not the only thing you see/take exception to. Make any sense? It just to me, with what you have been wearing would be analogous to wearing a nice suit and checkerboard vans, just does not fit with the rest of the traditional fitting stuff.

As per how I would wear the belt, I am not too sure, but as I said, definately not with a shirt tucked in and with pants lower so it does not overtake my abdomen, and look like I am lifting weights (joke been made?). Maybe this is one of those things that looks nice on the rack but hard to wear? God knows my closet is full of stuff that falls into this category.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR
I like the belts, but to be honest, it seem to me like they just do not flatter your physique.

I'm in total agreement with this opinion. Perhaps it's just the camera angle, but your waist/hips/midsection appear wider and more substantial than your chest/shoulder region. The wide belt seems to empasize this further. The inevitabe blousing of a tucked shirt (which I've come to believe can only be entirely overcome by artificial pinning a la the Polo website) does you no favors in this regard either. Maybe an untucked pullover-type shirt that is not too fitted could give greater weight to your upper body while partially obscuring the top of the belt, making for a more balanced image. Of course a well cut jacket would be a great help as well (luckily the summers in Holland aren't too sweltering and allow you to wear light jackets). In any case, I think you can still definitely make those belts work for you.
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for your opinions. I have something with belts and shoes, they need to be big and heavy. Wearing a belt of at least 2 inches a wide is a must for me, and it is difficult to find the appropriate pants or jeans sometimes. The belt is one of the most important parts of my outfit for me.
I am a tall person, and yes my upper body isn't too big comparing to my hips, which makes it difficult in general to find appropriate clothing. Untucking a shirt makes me look even taller, and I don't like the idea of hiding my belt.

Another style I like to wear is the more military style, khaki or BDU pants with some matching military style shirt, but something that is still accepted.
I attached a picture of me with my BDU with police belt. Please let me know how this looks to you and if it looks OK to wear this, or if I should change it.
I am very glad that I found this forum to talk openly about clothing styles.
I appreciate all your opinions, and don't be afraid that you'll offend me or so if you don't like the style.
LL
post #22 of 27
I think that looks quite a bit better. Much, much better. Good work.
post #23 of 27
It looks like you probably have long legs compared to your torso, and long arms too. If that's the case, I would wear your pants lower and on your hips. It'll still show off the belt (I am a belt fan too!) but not draw so much attention to your midsection. Also, for that outfit, you might try a dark longsleeve tee under the military shirt, which will balance out the darkness of the belt.
post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hewsinator, what do you like more about this outfit? Should I stick with the BDU pants instead of jeans? Is this a good show off of the belt in your opinion?
What kind of shirts would you guys recommend with this combination: single color military style blouses (like on the picture), blouses with pattern, T-shirts.....?
I am well aware of the fact that my legs are very long, which makes it difficult to find appropriate pants sometimes and wear them nicely. With an untucked shirt in my opinion it even seems to be worse. Maybe the type of shoes can have some effect? What would you suggest.
post #25 of 27
I really could not say why, I think that it just looks better. I think the dimensions are better, more proportionate. Most of all, the pants simply are lower, and the belt albeit large, still sits where a belt ought to sit, in oppose to, as I have said, taking over your abdomen.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
I think BDU style pants probably fit me better, since they are a little bit wider so everything is more in proportion. Also a big belt may be more in proportion with this style of pants. I like to wear this kind of pants in all day life and to work, however for certain occasions jeans are more appropriate.
However many shirts that match jeans, do not match together with BDU's.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by dutchguy
I think BDU style pants probably fit me better, since they are a little bit wider so everything is more in proportion. Also a big belt may be more in proportion with this style of pants. I like to wear this kind of pants in all day life and to work, however for certain occasions jeans are more appropriate. However many shirts that match jeans, do not match together with BDU's.
Just pull those pants down and wear them for low rise jeans. They do make jeans for people with long legs and short torsos.. Find some pants/jans that have a lower crotch and a lower rise so that it adds some length to your trunk. ALSO, please do now tuck your shirt in unless you are going to wear something over it, like a coat, it makes it seem a tad unbalanced and makes you look like a giraffe with it neck cut off. P.S. when posing, do not thrust crotch at extreme angles...that is what probably throws your jean outfit off..combine that with the info given above and you will be looking awesome in no time.
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