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Casual Belt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by MaxTO, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. MaxTO

    MaxTO Active Member

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    Any comments on this belt? Link Having a hard time find a casual belt for jeans, can't seem to find something that really stands out for me...
     
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    Looks kind of interesting, probably a removable buckle (I would ask), but I don't think I'd do it with jeans. Shiny black leather shoes and belts shouldn't be done with any but the darkest jeans, IMO.
     
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    Maybe LA Guy can give you some suggestions. I can't remember the name of that company with the Maltese Cross belts.. Balthazar or something? Those are really cool.
     
  4. Bradford

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    You might want to ask DiscoStu how wide it is... it looks a bit narrow for jeans to me - but hard to tell from the pic.

    Bradford
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nice. Â I personally like more distinctive belts. Â Drinkwaters carries some "Engineered Garments" belts based off of old military quick release belts - great buckle, and top-notch English bridle leather ( I have one reserved.) Â And they are only in their second season, so you will have the hipster snob disctinction of being a leader rather than a follower. Â I personally really believe in this line (I have one of their bags already, from the first season, and the belt is too) and think that it is doing what John Varvatos would have liked to do if he didn't have financial pressures (his first and second collections were spectacular (have a bag and belt from either season, respectively - I've been less and less impressed since then.) Â If you are interested, I'll give him a call and maybe take pictures for you. Â Baltazar (www.baltazar.la) are my favorite. Â Really rock and roll style. Â Totally cool accent pieces with jeans and a tee shirt and sneakers. Â Hollywood Trading Company (www.htcamerica.com have similar belts as well,) but more understated, and, imo, less cool. Â Paul Smith also has some cool belts, but are generally overpriced, imo.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Thanks dude. That is my everyday belt, and the coolest belt, and possible best made, that I've ever seen or owned.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Hey, speaking of jean belts, and since you are on right now LA Guy, you might know this: I have a cool tooled belt I got at a thrift shop, with a removable buckle, but no leather keeper. I could snap a keeper between the one and the two snaps. Is there somewhere I could get one made or something, or should I just get another thrift shop belt and steal the keeper from it. Pretty minimal concern, as I'll probably do the latter, but you never know.
     
  8. MaxTO

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    A pic, price would be good to see, know [​IMG] Took a quick look at Baltazar, not something that I'd be able to pull off. I need something that doesn't attract too much attention LOL Thanks.
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Phone Gary at Drinkwaters (617-547-2067) and see what he's got left in terms of sizes and colors (there is a brown and black color, but I've already made gentlemen's agreement to buy the brown in 34/85 from him.) He is getting some S/S Engineered garments in soon (or now) too, so he may have more styles.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    A good leatherworker can easily do this for you (after all, it's just a piece of leather either stapled or (less commonly) sewn together. But a huge hassle for not much savings. Just get another thrift shop belt.
     
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    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    Try this site for nice belts, this company makes the AE belts. Crookhorn
     
  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sorry, imo, not really great belts for jeans. Try a Ranger style belt, maybe. IMO, a jean belt should be fairly simple and fairly wide - at least 1.5", or with lots of hardware. Distressed or matte - no shiny leather.
     
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    LA Guy, the drinkwater belts, can you give a quick description and maybe a price? I am *way, way, way* behind in the belt-owning business. Those baltazar belts are unassailably cool.

    A price on baltazar belts would be nice too, I'm assuming in the $350 range?
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Try this site for nice belts, this company makes the AE belts.
    Sorry, imo, not really great belts for jeans. Â Try a Ranger style belt, maybe. Â IMO, a jean belt should be fairly simple and fairly wide - at least 1.5", or with lots of hardware. Â Distressed or matte - no shiny leather.
    I don't know, some of those are pretty nice, if you are older or going for a more western style. Not my style either, but they would look good on the right guy.
     
  15. LA Guy

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    Brian,

    Baltazar belts can be had for $196 - phone the Denim Doctors, and they can hook you up with pretty much any color scheme you like (I got white on brown Iron Cross for myself, and the "Ivy" for my fiancee.) You will want the small size. There is also a studded one on Kultic.com, available immediately. Ask them about the exact sizing on it, since the sizing system changed recently. BTW, if yopu can beleive it, the belts look way cooler in person than on the site. Way cooler.

    I can get you a picture of one of those Engineered Garment belts (a little simpler,) maybe even tomorrow. You need the 32 size, probably (it's really small, don't worry), and will want the brown. They are going for about $100 right now, down from $170. Can definitely hook you up.
     
  16. MaxTO

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    checked with discostu, the belt I was looking at in my first post is exactly 1.5" wide. For the price, it's at the top of the list right now.
    [​IMG] Â although I'm sort of starting to like them, at least the pyramid studded one, I can't justify that price. Still going to look into the "engineered garment" one as the price is within my range. Another question...normally you'd match shoes to the belt (ie. black shoes black belt) but what if you're wearing sneakers, colors vary, sand/grey/blue etc. do you need a matching belt or will black suffice?
     
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    I think you've come up with another product for NiKe to sell: belts that match their shoes. Now they need a basketball player to endorse them. [​IMG]
     
  18. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Matte black or browen will suffice. For the love of all that is good and holy, do not try to match everything, *especially* not in casualwear. It looks really, really, stupid.

    I'll try to get some pictures of the Engineered garment belts up sometime in the next couple of days.
     
  19. Drinkwaters

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    Well, first and formost my thanks to Fok (LAGUY) for all the plugs he has given Us, Me, The Store and more importantly the Product we have merchandised for Drinkwater's. Although it is cold as hell outside our Spring/ Summer collections are arriving and turning this place into dreams of pina colladas and warm sand between your toes.
    In regards to Engineered Garments Belts, I have few left but I just got off the phone with them and new stock should be in next week. I'm not at all freindly with computers and posting an image will require the help of LAGUY to do so. We will get this and any others that anyone would like to see, or just drop in when your in my neighborhood.
     
  20. ineffable

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    I'd second the reccomendation on the Paul Smith belt. I picked one up off ebay for $25 and it goes really well with jeans (dark brown with a matte silver buckle similar to the one you pictured).

    Also hugo boss has a couple of nice belts imo (understated, really simple, but look good). You might want to check out some of their casual belts.

    I also have a couple of belts from Zara that go well with jeans and are really inexpensive ($35 cdn regular... can get them on sale for even cheaper) so they're good if you want some diversity.
     

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