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post #31 of 77
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If it doesn't have visible 'H' branding on it, how are people supposed to know you're wearing such an expensive belt?

haha. It's about how you FEEL man. I'm all about uber sharp clothes, unbranded, which instill confidence in the wearer. It's basically the opposite of the Chinese philosophy, but apparently that's working out quite well, too. biggrin.gif
post #32 of 77
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If it doesn't have visible 'H' branding on it, how are people supposed to know you're wearing such an expensive belt?

haha. It's about how you FEEL man. I'm all about uber sharp clothes, unbranded, which instill confidence in the wearer. It's basically the opposite of the Chinese philosophy, but apparently that's working out quite well, too. biggrin.gif
This, sort of, and just having an appreciation for items of the highest quality that'll last a lifetime.
post #33 of 77
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The leather is the best I've ever felt. They have a lot of different buckle options (try the "domino") that have no branding whatsoever, so you don't have to worry about that. The non-"H" belts are usually a little less, like $690, if that makes you feel better. Obviously, if you're buying one of these belts you should be rolling in cash, otherwise, way overkill.

If it doesn't have visible 'H' branding on it, how are people supposed to know you're wearing such an expensive belt?

in China people will instantly know that you could spend exactly 5 quid
post #34 of 77
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in China people will instantly know that you could spend exactly 5 quid

If one is driving a shiny new Mercedes S class around Beijing or Shanghai and wearing an Armani suit(sleeve label still attached of course), people might think, oh that's a 500 quid belt he's wearing. But if one is riding a rusty bicycle around Xilinhot, they'll know he spent exactly 5 quid on it.
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haha. It's about how you FEEL man. I'm all about uber sharp clothes, unbranded, which instill confidence in the wearer. It's basically the opposite of the Chinese philosophy, but apparently that's working out quite well, too. biggrin.gif

Thing is, I'd never heard of some of these lux brands like Hermes until I moved to China three years ago.
post #36 of 77

Maybe that belt is showing off to much but if it's good quality (wich it is) and YOU like it? That's the important thing. On just that ''H'' belt I think many buys it to show off it got that reputation now worldwide happy.gif

 

Smart people

Quality - Price - Brand

 

Dumb people:

Brand - Price - Quality 

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hermes belt can enhance a simple look to something sophisticated and classy
post #38 of 77
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hermes belt can enhance a simple look to something sophisticated and classy

Hermes Man wants to become a stewardess?
post #39 of 77

Hermes is a bit too pricey, but i think the quality of their leaterworks is actually indisputable.
Then, it comes to a matter of personal taste: i think the "H logo" buckle is far too much. It's the kind of belt which detracts attention from the armony of the whole outfit (if people actually gives a shit about brands; and i don't)

post #40 of 77

they dont't cost what they really gives to you in terms of quality.

 

imho, are for person who wants to give others the idea "I have money"...very far from elegance.

post #41 of 77

I endorse "madeinitaly" opinion. It gives an annoying "parvenu" image. No need to flaunt your wealth, if you're a classy person.

post #42 of 77
The salt water crocodile sport coat is a better option.
post #43 of 77
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I endorse "madeinitaly" opinion. It gives an annoying "parvenu" image. No need to flaunt your wealth, if you're a classy person.

 

The real gentleman can cross milan being able to go unnoticed.

 

Buonasera

post #44 of 77
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The real gentleman can cross milan being able to go unnoticed.

 

Buonasera

Can't agree more.

Buonasera a lei! fistbump.gif

post #45 of 77
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If it doesn't have visible 'H' branding on it, how are people supposed to know you're wearing such an expensive belt?

Funny, but true. I have always been the flashiest among all my friends and i wear that douchey belt proudly. To quote from another forum:

 

while i love your quote in your sig....... your comment is fairly naive.

at what point do you draw the line on "you shouldnt be flashy or look like a billboard" concept?
are you not allowed to wear a jersey from your favorite team because you look like their billboard?
would you debadge your R8 you have in your avatar? you wouldnt want people to think you are a billboard for audi right
well thats not good enough, people still know it is expensive... i guess you should not even own it, because it looks like youre trying to showoff your money.
you will have to get a honda or something less flashy right?
oh wait, there are poor people in 3rd world countries that will never own a car, so compared to them, even owning a honda would be way too flashy and showing off.... 
where does it end?
maybe you should just live in a cave with no electricity, and make your own clothes from animal skins that you caught with your bare hands.

and if "wealth whispers" then you might want to mention that to the folks on the forbes list who own planes, yachts, mansions, etc.. maybe you should tell bill gates or paul alen that they "dont look boss" because they buy flashy things that show off their money.

when it comes down to it... whether you want to show your support of a brand you appreciate, or whether you want to just remain completely anonymous as to who you support, the most important point is that you should wear whatever the **** you want, and dont give a shit what other people think... that is about as manly as you can get.

 

Then mine:

 

Couldn't agree with this more. I actually think the Hermes belt would be best for jeans or business attire. I think people can get caught up in a false association between subtlety and class. All things subtle don't equate to prestige and refinement and and all things ostentatious or less than subtle don't equal trash. For instance, I like gold. I make no apologies for it and if someone thinks otherwise fvck em. There are people that think the experience of drinking $1500 bottles of red wine is at the apex of refinement. How can this be when there are several double blind randomized control studies that suggest that among even the most sophisticated wine drinkers there was almost no distinction made between good $15 wine and a $1000 wine. The continued practice of buying expensive wine despite knowing the aforementioned information seems particularly garish and ostentatious, but who cares since it is not our money. I say that to say me 'showing off' in a $800 belt doesn't make me any more douchey than someone wearing a non-descript $400 belt under the guise of being on a higher plain of sophistication.

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