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post #16 of 75
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IMO, a jean belt should be fairly simple and fairly wide - at least 1.5"
checked with discostu, the belt I was looking at in my first post is exactly 1.5" wide. For the price, it's at the top of the list right now.
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Baltazar belts can be had for $196
 although I'm sort of starting to like them, at least the pyramid studded one, I can't justify that price. Still going to look into the "engineered garment" one as the price is within my range. Another question...normally you'd match shoes to the belt (ie. black shoes black belt) but what if you're wearing sneakers, colors vary, sand/grey/blue etc. do you need a matching belt or will black suffice?
post #17 of 75
I think you've come up with another product for NiKe to sell: belts that match their shoes. Now they need a basketball player to endorse them.
post #18 of 75
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although I'm sort of starting to like them, at least the pyramid studded one, I can't justify that price. Still going to look into the "engineered garment" one as the price is within my range. Another question...normally you'd match shoes to the belt (ie. black shoes black belt) but what if you're wearing sneakers, colors vary, sand/grey/blue etc. do you need a matching belt or will black suffice?
Matte black or browen will suffice. For the love of all that is good and holy, do not try to match everything, *especially* not in casualwear. It looks really, really, stupid. I'll try to get some pictures of the Engineered garment belts up sometime in the next couple of days.
post #19 of 75
Well, first and formost my thanks to Fok (LAGUY) for all the plugs he has given Us, Me, The Store and more importantly the Product we have merchandised for Drinkwater's. Although it is cold as hell outside our Spring/ Summer collections are arriving and turning this place into dreams of pina colladas and warm sand between your toes. In regards to Engineered Garments Belts, I have few left but I just got off the phone with them and new stock should be in next week. I'm not at all freindly with computers and posting an image will require the help of LAGUY to do so. We will get this and any others that anyone would like to see, or just drop in when your in my neighborhood.
post #20 of 75
I'd second the reccomendation on the Paul Smith belt. I picked one up off ebay for $25 and it goes really well with jeans (dark brown with a matte silver buckle similar to the one you pictured). Also hugo boss has a couple of nice belts imo (understated, really simple, but look good). You might want to check out some of their casual belts. I also have a couple of belts from Zara that go well with jeans and are really inexpensive ($35 cdn regular... can get them on sale for even cheaper) so they're good if you want some diversity.
post #21 of 75
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I'll try to get some pictures of the Engineered garment belts up sometime in the next couple of days.
Any word on the pics?
post #22 of 75
Trying to arrange this with Gary Drinkwater. All the belts are gone right now (BrianSD, I've reserved one for your approval, in your size (80/32), I bought the other two - one in black, one in brown,) but Gary assures me that the he will be getting some in soon. I will get him to take pictures of the one I reserved for Brian. I will also try to get pics of the windows we (Gary and I) did together for his store yesterday evening. Very cool stuff.
post #23 of 75
Pics at last.  The belt is made in England from real bridle leather, and the military quick release buckle is really, really cool, as is the stopper.  The design is based off of a really terrific antique military design.  All the hardware is in solid brass, and should get a great tarnish over time. (Sort of getting tired of silver buckles, which are appearing more and more Banana Republic to me everyday.)  Everyone who is interested should phone Gary Drinkwater at 617-547-2067, except for BrianSD, who should PM me.  The belts come in black and in brown (I have both colors).  
post #24 of 75
Bump for Brian SD.
post #25 of 75
Bump for BrianSD, again. Also, forgot to add that the black belt has nickel hardware, the brown, brass.
post #26 of 75
LA Guy or Gary - How wide is the belt, and is it back in stock yet? Price?
post #27 of 75
About an inch and a quarter, and you'll have to ask Gary about whether it is back in stock yet. Normally, I like my jeans belts a little wider, but the heaviness of the buckle and the thickness of the bridle leather more than compensate for that, imo. The other thing, for me, is that because the belt is not the usual 1.5 " + belts I usually wear, it can be used not just for jeans and cords (unlike a lof of my other, thicker belts,) but will do well with a pant in a slightly dressier but still casual material, like wool flannel or moleskin. Gary will have to tell you prices as well, but they were $170 last season.
post #28 of 75
Haha, sorry about that. I forgot this thread applies to me and kept passing over it. Anyway, PM sent. That is a great looking belt, btw. I really really dig.
post #29 of 75
Unfortunately all the representatives from Engineered Garments are away this week in Japan and will be returning next week. I will keep everybody that is interested posted on my inventory status as it occurs. Thanks for your patience. Additionally, I hope to keep the price of $170.00 as long as they don't increase their price.
post #30 of 75
That buckle is t-u-f-f tough. Where do I get one? Is it a real mil. design?
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