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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 Senior 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 Senior member

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


  4. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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


  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior 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

    acidboy Senior member

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    that can almost be passed off as a weightlifting belt.
     


  7. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior 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
    [​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

    designprofessor Senior member

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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 Senior member

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


  11. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior member

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


  14. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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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 Senior member

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


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