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Advice - HERMES Belts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Flashman, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Flashman

    Flashman Well-Known Member

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    Are these 'unisex'?

    I am keen on buying one and like the black/tan.

    But, not sure if the gold/bronze H buckle is for men or women - as silver H bukcle looks like it may be for men.


    Appreciate your thoughts.
     
  2. MakeLoveNotLaw

    MakeLoveNotLaw New Member

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    They are unisex.

    As a man, I would wear - if at all - the gold buckle / tan side with jeans, and the black / silver combo with a suit. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that a guy wearing an H-belt radiates a certain p0rn actor vibe, so I gave mine to my girlfriend.
     
  3. Made in California

    Made in California Well-Known Member

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    And how is your girlfriend's porn career going?
     
  4. Flashman

    Flashman Well-Known Member

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    And how is your girlfriend's porn career going?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Flashman

    Flashman Well-Known Member

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    They are unisex.

    As a man, I would wear - if at all - the gold buckle / tan side with jeans, and the black / silver combo with a suit. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that a guy wearing an H-belt radiates a certain p0rn actor vibe, so I gave mine to my girlfriend.



    Thanks thats been very helpful.

    (Sorry I had to laugh at the reaction to the other comment!)[​IMG]
     
  6. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    They are unisex.

    As a man, I would wear - if at all - the gold buckle / tan side with jeans, and the black / silver combo with a suit. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that a guy wearing an H-belt radiates a certain p0rn actor vibe, so I gave mine to my girlfriend.


    I like my pr0n actor vibe.

    And how come your belt fits your girlfriend? [​IMG]
     
  7. MakeLoveNotLaw

    MakeLoveNotLaw New Member

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    And how is your girlfriend's porn career going?

    Ah, that's precisely the reply I wanted to avoid - which is why I explicitly wrote that a guy wearing the H-Belt gives off that vibe. I think it's really acceptable for women.
    But frankly - and unrelated - I think that a female p0rn star is far more socially accepted than a male one, so the burden of the H-belt rests lighter on her shoulders - or rather hips - anyway [​IMG]
     
  8. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    I think Hermes belts can look good on a guy. I can see someone wearing it with jeans, and a sport coat, it's like the finishing touch
     
  9. a tailor

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    cant see it. paying that kind of money.
    and then having to sport someones logo in public.
    now then if they paid me for each wearing.....think i might call them.
     
  10. Butter

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    I think Hermes belts can look good on a guy. I can see someone wearing it with jeans, and a sport coat, it's like the finishing touch

    Right. But he still has to be gay for it to work.


    Men and big logos never work. Even when you own it (except Michael Jordan).
     
  11. Flashman

    Flashman Well-Known Member

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    Admittedly I am NOT one to wear brazen logos and avoid at all cost.

    The most I have is the small RL and thats about it. I am struggling to purchase the Polistas polo tops cos RL is being hi-jacked by the 'hip-hop' crew!

    Anyway, I think I could just about manage to carry the H-belt - it will be only worn with jeans (blue or white) and a sports blazer.

    Thanks for all your advice - esp. the funny comments!!
     
  12. Jacob_G

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    If H belt go for idem in silver with brown & black strap.
     
  13. Made in California

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    I'm surprised no one posted alternatives to Hermes that are equal in quality but different in look. Would be interested in that..
     
  14. Equus Leather

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    I'm surprised no one posted alternatives to Hermes that are equal in quality but different in look. Would be interested in that..

    I don't think there are many of the fashion houses that can compete with the quality of Hermes belts tbh. Their buckles in particular are beautifully made compared to a lot of those sold by the big brands. There are lots of specialist makers who make as good or better stuff minus the brand name, bling and price tag though. That may not be your bag if your after the big "H" though!

    Charlie
     
  15. Made in California

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    I don't think there are many of the fashion houses that can compete with the quality of Hermes belts tbh. Their buckles in particular are beautifully made compared to a lot of those sold by the big brands. There are lots of specialist makers who make as good or better stuff minus the brand name, bling and price tag though. That may not be your bag if your after the big "H" though!

    Charlie


    Actually, that's exactly what I'm after. For example, I like the look of A. Testoni a lot, but I don't like that they put their name out there so visibly. Like if it's really top tier, it shouldn't need to say it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^^I get what you are saying, but no one is ever going to be able to see that unless they are about to give you a beej. I got a Ferragmo reversible belt that I like for a gift.
     
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    Anyway, I came to the conclusion that a guy wearing an H-belt radiates a certain p0rn actor vibe.

    If anyone asks just say it stands for 'herpes'.
     
  18. hermes man

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    i have one but i dont know what i am doing wrong ... the strap doesnt seem to be that durable [​IMG]
     
  19. Flashman

    Flashman Well-Known Member

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    Back in August 2010 i started this thread.

    During the intermetent months I variously waited for the time I could justify the purchase. By Jan I had decided I could go for it.
    Back in December I popped into the NBSt shop but they did not have the buckle and strap I wanted.

    Finally after 2 weeks of phone calls and a few angry-ish exchnage I picked up my H belt. I actually paid for the brush finish gold - then after paying for it changed it for the smooth gold as it was the original one I liked.

    Very happy.

    Cant wait to wear it with my jean - esp in the summer with my white jeans!
     
  20. Unregistered

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    I have a orange one with a gold buckle I wear just with jeans. Or when I golf.

    I was reading through the first page and just wondering... where is hermes man?
     

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