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on jeans, does belt go through or over the patch?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by auto90403, May 2, 2005.

  1. auto90403

    auto90403 Well-Known Member

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    My apologies if this has been endlessly debated here (I suspect it has), but at brunch yesterday my date saw another woman who had threaded her belt through the patch on the back right side of her CK jeans.

    My date said she always thought "everyone" knew that the belt goes over the patch. Then she mulled it a bit and decided she had no idea why she did it the way she did and that perhaps putting the belt through the patch was cool.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    over the patch.

    .luc
     
  3. LA Guy

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    Over the patch. Definitely.
     
  4. Get Smart

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    at the risk of sounding repetitive (or in case you didnt hear the first 2 times)....over the patch
     
  5. Etruscan

    Etruscan Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one sacrilegious enough to remove the patch?
     
  6. Geowu

    Geowu Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy jeans with patches in the first place. hate it...
     
  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Etruscan, do whatever you want. They're yours. I don't remove patches because I love how the leather looks after it's gone through the wash a few times and it's all wrinkly and torn and dark...
     
  8. Etruscan

    Etruscan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Brian. At 46, I don't need a patch: my own skin does that. [​IMG]
     
  9. Bradford

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    This thread reminds me of the first time I got a pair of real honest-to-god Levi's 501 original, shrink-to-fit jeans in 8th grade I believe.

    I was so excited, because up till then most of my jeans had been Sears Toughskins - and now I had a pair just like all the cool kids wore.

    I remember my mom went to get her thread cutters to remove the patch on the back, because she thought it was supposed to come off.

    Luckily, I was able to stop her from cutting it off, because I had seen the other kids wearing their jeans and just knew that I would look like a total dork without that patch - (like anyone else would have even noticed.)

    Bradford

    Wow - that story really wasn't very exciting once I typed it out.
     
  10. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    Under the patch I say.............
     
  11. auto90403

    auto90403 Well-Known Member

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    i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
     
  12. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Well-Known Member

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    I'd guess that people do it because a patch that is open at the sides simply invites you to put the belt through it, especially if the patch is made from a thicker leather.
     
  13. justbrowsing

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    I see under-the-patch all the time and always assume the person is trying to show off the brand. I find under-the-patch to be rather gauche, akin to leaving the brand label on a suit coat sleeve. The only time I could see it working is as an ironic display of say a cheap JC Penny brand.
     
  14. stache

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    I would say under the patch only if the jeans are loose and you need the extra cinching. Not my problem lately - (wah).
     
  15. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Well-Known Member

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    (auto90403 @ May 02 2005,12:13) i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
    I see under-the-patch all the time and always assume the person is trying to show off the brand. I find under-the-patch to be rather gauche, akin to leaving the brand label on a suit coat sleeve. The only time I could see it working is as an ironic display of say a cheap JC Penny brand.
    Not that I'm a big defender or fan of under-the-patch, but I don't see it as any more of a brand show-off than wearing jeans that have distinctive pocket stitching. Which I tend to avoid also . . .
     
  16. topcatny

    topcatny Well-Known Member

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    over the patch.

    As for the Calvin Klein Jeans in question, in most cases that option has been eliminated. The new patches are stitched down on all 4 sides.
     
  17. joseanes

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    (auto90403 @ May 02 2005,12:13) i just assumed everyone wore belts over the patch. if you're an under-the-patch guy, can you explain why?
    I'd guess that people do it because a patch that is open at the sides simply invites you to put the belt through it, especially if the patch is made from a thicker leather.
    This is what I also asumed. If the patch had holes to slide the belt under it, then it was for the belt to go through. Then again, maybe it was a marketting ploy, so that we showed off the brand. Anyway, I don't have jeans with patches that allow the belt to go under it.
     
  18. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    It seems like a patch would also not be as strong as a belt loop and extended wear might tear it off.

    Anyway, I'm over the patch, definitely.
     

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