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police or military belt with streetwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dutchguy, May 25, 2006.

  1. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    I like wide and heavy leather belts such as worn by military and police officers. One of my favourite belts is a 2,25" wide sam browne police belt. I do have a couple of those in both black and brown, and I do like to wear those with my casual street outfit.
    Anybody else who likes to wear this type of belts? Do you think it is appropriate to wear such a belt with jeans and how does it look to you?
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  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    belt looks fine, jeans seem to have a rather high rise, it would seem a belt that thick would look better on lower slung jeans since the thickness of the belt is accentuating the rise, making it look even taller. Not sure if I like that particular shirt with the ensemble, but to answer the original Q, that kind of belt would look good as streetwear.
     
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    i think it can look good, but honestly, i dont think it looks good in that pic.
    edit- for the reasons get smart just said.
     
  4. blackgrass

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    I think it looks a bit goofey....you might have people asking if you won a WWF match or are having problems with your back.
     
  5. stach

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    Troll alert. This thread is double posted.
     
  6. Get Smart

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    I dont see any trolling here....i think the guy just wanted to cover both forums and get more opinions since not everyone reads both sides.
     
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    cosign on everything Get Smart said. wearing it like you have it in the picture makes you look like urkel.

    a belt like that might look better not being used as a belt- but as an accessory- worn over the belt loops loose.
     
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    I dont see any trolling here....i think the guy just wanted to cover both forums and get more opinions since not everyone reads both sides.

    The thing raising eyebrows is the picture - those pants are raised suspiciously high. But there's no shame in taking posts seriously and giving the benefit of the doubt.
     
  9. Kent Wang

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    Maybe you could wear it on a jacket that has belt loops. A lot of military belts are intended to be worn that way.
     
  10. Arethusa

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    I dont see any trolling here....i think the guy just wanted to cover both forums and get more opinions since not everyone reads both sides.
    I want to agree, but those hands look awfully familiar...
     
  11. dutchguy

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    Trolling? No way, as Getsmart said just want to get some opinions, and I wasn't sure where to post the message. So please let's just get back to the topic.
    Ok the picture is not the best, just wanted to show the belt I was talking about, will post a better picture later today. I am quite a tall person, and the picture wasn't taken in a very good way.
    So referring to Getsmart, what kind of shirt would you wear with this belt, and how would you wear this belt? Wearing it over your belt loops might look quite strange fo guys as well, if it doesn't have a purpose. I do have one belt with some pouches that I use for outdoor, and then I wear it over my regular pants belt. For casual wear it needs to hold up my pants though as well.
    Some guys may think it looks eccentric, but isn't that part of our society nowadays? No reason anymore to look and behave as the mass.
    Personally I like the look of a belt that is bigger than a regular civil belt and for me it completes my street outfit
     
  12. Get Smart

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    are those jeans Ernest Sewn or Levis? just curious cuz I think I see the crotch rivet...

    first, the jeans look like they are pulled a bit high so the thick belt makes it look like it has a super high rise. Maybe if you wore them a bit lower, or get lower rise jeans the thick belt won't look off

    shirt-wise, obviously you can't go wrong with a tshirt, but assuming you want to wear a buttonfront shirt like in yer pic, something a bit more casual like a slim western shirt or some kind of plaid would look good. A well fitting shirt is the key, regardless of color or pattern you choose, as you don't want too much mushrooming on your sides, since that will compound the "bigness" of that area with the extra thick belt

    I also like thick belts, one reason I can't get into the EG belts everyone is into here is because it looks too "dress belt" for jeans. imo
     
  13. dutchguy

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    Trolling? No way, as Getsmart said just want to get some opinions, and I wasn't sure where to post the message. So please let's just get back to the topic.
    Ok the picture is not the best, just wanted to show the belt I was talking about, will post a better picture later today. I am quite a tall person, and the picture wasn't taken in a very good way.
    So referring to Getsmart, what kind of shirt would you wear with this belt, and how would you wear this belt? Wearing it over your belt loops might look quite strange fo guys as well, if it doesn't have a purpose. I do have one belt with some pouches that I use for outdoor, and then I wear it over my regular pants belt. For casual wear it needs to hold up my pants though as well.
    Some guys may think it looks eccentric, but isn't that part of our society nowadays? No reason anymore to look and behave as the mass.
    Personally I like the look of a belt that is bigger than a regular civil belt and for me it completes my street outfit
     
  14. dutchguy

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    Here are some better pictures of the police (picture1) and military belt (picture2) that I normally wear with my casual outfit. Please feel free you leave me your comments or opinion.
    Are there any other guys who wear the same type of belt, or am I really very eccentric? If a pair of pants has those wide belt loops, they must be for a purpose? Besides that, I like the fact that there is some history connected to those belts, rather than a belt you can just buy in any store.

    In eastern Europe you see quite a lot of guys that are wearing military belts with their jeans.
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  15. LA Guy

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    Here are some better pictures of the police (picture1) and military belt (picture2) that I normally wear with my casual outfit. Please feel free you leave me your comments or opinion.
    Are there any other guys who wear the same type of belt, or am I really very eccentric? If a pair of pants has those wide belt loops, they must be for a purpose? Besides that, I like the fact that there is some history connected to those belts, rather than a belt you can just buy in any store.

    In eastern Europe you see quite a lot of guys that are wearing military belts with their jeans.


    Um, wow, long tongue. I mean, I like a bit of tongue on a belt (otherwise, it looks like you bought the belt too small) but that is a lot of tongue. A little too phallic, maybe... I recommend having a leather worker shorten the belts.
     
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    Looks kind of silly, but don't let me cramp your style.
     
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    I like the belts, but to be honest, it seem to me like they just do not flatter your physique.

    Just is the focal point of your attire. I also do not like how it looks like you had to forcethe belt thorught the loops. They are nice, and I am sure they can work, but I would keep trying if I were you. Keep up the good fight!
     
  18. dutchguy

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    Just is the focal point of your attire................ I am sure they can work, but I would keep trying if I were you. Keep up the good fight!

    Hewsinator, what do you you mean with this? Just curious.
    Anything I should change?......or wear the belt in a different way.....or wear a different belt?
    You said you like the belts, how would you wear them?
     
  19. HEWSINATOR

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    I think Get Smart hit the nail on the head, but I will try to put it my way. The belt is the first thing that you notice in the outfit, and once I saw the belt, I could not stop looking at it. It makes the outfit dicontinuous, the huge "break" disrupts the flow of the fit. This said, I am no pro, but you need to find a way to make the belt part of the fit, and I think the start of this is wearing with a T or something untucked, so that you know that you are wearing a big and different belt, but it is not the only thing you see/take exception to. Make any sense? It just to me, with what you have been wearing would be analogous to wearing a nice suit and checkerboard vans, just does not fit with the rest of the traditional fitting stuff.

    As per how I would wear the belt, I am not too sure, but as I said, definately not with a shirt tucked in and with pants lower so it does not overtake my abdomen, and look like I am lifting weights (joke been made?). Maybe this is one of those things that looks nice on the rack but hard to wear? God knows my closet is full of stuff that falls into this category.
     
  20. gza

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    I like the belts, but to be honest, it seem to me like they just do not flatter your physique.

    I'm in total agreement with this opinion. Perhaps it's just the camera angle, but your waist/hips/midsection appear wider and more substantial than your chest/shoulder region. The wide belt seems to empasize this further. The inevitabe blousing of a tucked shirt (which I've come to believe can only be entirely overcome by artificial pinning a la the Polo website) does you no favors in this regard either. Maybe an untucked pullover-type shirt that is not too fitted could give greater weight to your upper body while partially obscuring the top of the belt, making for a more balanced image. Of course a well cut jacket would be a great help as well (luckily the summers in Holland aren't too sweltering and allow you to wear light jackets). In any case, I think you can still definitely make those belts work for you.
     

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