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big wide belt with 'representative' clothing, OK or not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dutchguy, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    I currently have a new job as a consultant/advisor for a tourism related company. Dress style for office and informal visits is casual, jeans with a long sleeve shirt seems to be the proper attire, as slong as it is somehow representative. I do need to buy some new shirts, but I was wondering if I can get away with one of my favourite belts, this is a 6 cm ( 2 3/8") wide belt from the german army. I really like wide big belts with my jeans.
    Do you think it is OK to wear this belt with my jeans in a 'representative' function, or should I buy a different belt as well?
    If not, any suggestions for nice wide belts for jeans that would be the proper attire? I would really appreciate your opinions or thoughts
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  2. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a new job as a consultant/advisor for a tourism related company. Dress style for office and informal visits is casual, jeans with a long sleeve shirt seems to be the proper attire, as slong as it is somehow representative. I do need to buy some new shirts, but I was wondering if I can get away with one of my favourite belts, this is a 6 cm ( 2 3/8") wide belt from the german army. I really like wide big belts with my jeans.
    Do you think it is OK to wear this belt with my jeans in a 'representative' function, or should I buy a different belt as well?
    If not, any suggestions for nice wide belts for jeans that would be the proper attire? I would really appreciate your opinions or thoughts
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    Unless you are representing the German Army, I think you need a new belt. It may be serviceable as a jeans belt (de gustibus, etc.), but I think it wouldn't fly with anything more formal than that.
     
  3. EL72

    EL72 Well-Known Member

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    Too wide for work. Very distracting and attracts attention to your waist.
     
  4. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Well-Known Member

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    Im just impressed you found jeans with belt loops that big!
     
  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    wow. that's a big belt.

    i would stick with something below 2 inches (5 cm) if I'm dealing with the public. Probably something in the 1 1/2 inch range.
     
  6. acidboy

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    that can almost be passed off as a weightlifting belt.
     
  7. rnoldh

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    I currently have a new job as a consultant/advisor for a tourism related company. Dress style for office and informal visits is casual, jeans with a long sleeve shirt seems to be the proper attire, as slong as it is somehow representative. I do need to buy some new shirts, but I was wondering if I can get away with one of my favourite belts, this is a 6 cm ( 2 3/8") wide belt from the german army. I really like wide big belts with my jeans.
    Do you think it is OK to wear this belt with my jeans in a 'representative' function, or should I buy a different belt as well?
    If not, any suggestions for nice wide belts for jeans that would be the proper attire? I would really appreciate your opinions or thoughts
    [​IMG]


    Perhaps you could cut that belt in half, and then you would have two appropriate belts! I would get a new belt, and put that "Big Boy" away. It certainly is distracting! I would think that you might want to go "Low-key" at a new job, that is casual. So get a different belt.

    Good luck on the new job, but change that belt.[​IMG]
     
  8. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    Thanks for your advice. Just wanted to know how it looks to you. I guess I'll keep this belt for my personal streetwear then.
    There is one other belt where I am wondering if it is OK to wear in a work setting or not, a black police belt. Since the color is more neutral it may be less distracting?

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    Otherwise I am thinking to buy a +- 2" wide jeans belt with a two prong rollerstyle buckle. Any suggestions where to buy a nice wide belt?
    Ok this whole story may sound odd but i just like a wide belt and feel more comfortable wearing it than just a small dress belt.
     
  9. designprofessor

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    If you just gotta wear the belts, then I would say you have to have some hefty boots as well. It would look a bit awkward with slim delicate shoes, a bit top heavy.
     
  10. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like either belts, just too big and distracting for work
     
  11. mrchapel

    mrchapel Well-Known Member

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    Neither of the two belts you have posted are appropriate unless you are a:

    - Contractor
    - Emergency Services Officer (Firefighter, Police, EMT, etc.)
    - Professional Weightlifter
    - Cable/TV/Phone repairman
    - Any other service-oriented job that requires field work

    Otherwise, it just doesn't look right and will attract unwarranted attention to your nether regions.
     
  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    That German Army belt is essentially a Sam Browne type and looks out of place with anything except a military or police uniform, IMO.

    Anything wider than 1 3/4 inches looks weird to me with civilian attire, and the latter width is really only appropriate with jeans and perhaps cargo pants and the like.
     
  13. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    That belt should look good with suits too, I'm sure.
     
  14. dutchguy

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    Thanks for your comments. I guess I'll keep those belts for my streetwear then, and I'll find another belt for the work environment.
    Any suggestions where to buy for example a nice two prong jeans belt?
    Most of the time the style is casual, jeans with a nice shirt.

    I didn't intend to wear a wide belt with my suit. With my suit I'll need something that matches my shoes.
     
  15. coatandthai

    coatandthai Well-Known Member

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    That belt made me LOL (wife is looking at me quizzically). Sorry, guess I'm a fuddy-duddy.
     
  16. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    Doesn't matter. I am dutch so very open minded.
    Sorry, I can't help that I like this type of belts. I always want to wear a thick belt of at least 2 inches in my jeans, not sure why, and have quite a collection of them. It's probably something similar like females who have 110 pairs of shoes and want to wear specific shoes. Besides that I am completely normal I believe.
    Remember we are probably less conservative here in the Netherlands regarding clothing style. If anybody has a suggestion how to get away with a big belt (maybe particular shirt?) let me know. I don't like the idea of being 'forced' to wear a narrow belt.
     
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