Casual Belt

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

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    j., remember what that scary Asian dude with the tats told you? Seriously, phone Gary Drinkwater at 617-547-2067. He should be getting a shipment of both the brown pictured and the black (with a nickel buckle) in very soon. Both are super cool. Tell him who you are, and about how you, created the site and how you, Steve, me, Ambulance, and the original crew (many sadly no longer with us) took this thing to where it is now.
     


  2. PeterMetro

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    2 questions:

    How long do you have to be a member to be the "original crew"?

    And what ever happened to pstoller?
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    PeterMetro - definitely a member of the original crew in my eyes, although I guess that j. and Steve are really the leaders of the merry band, and I really have no say in the matter. PStoller left because it was interfering with his work or something (like work matters). Too bad. He had lots of good info and seemed like a nice guy.
     


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    I just realized that your registration dates in fact say "2002" on them. I'm still a newbie. I thought I had registered right after SF opened.
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Brian,

    Judging from your number of posts and your registration date, I would say that you are obsessed. Get help now.
     


  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Hush it, oldster. You trying to start a war here? Fine. War it is. Look at ImageWIS. He is more of a fiend than I am.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Wait, me too. Huh? Maybe it was just when I was getting back into it after my school-burnout hiatus period. Anyway, I consider Brian pretty old school. You want obsessed, look at drizzt... [​IMG] Click on members and sort by total posts, descending. 14.77 posts per day?.?..
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    BrianSD, with all due respect, you do not want to go there.  I cut my teeth on ernest.  You'll go down, and unlike Balboa, you'll stay down.  Hope you like the belt btw.  I plan on wearing mine tomorrow.  (Sort of alternating between that one and my Baltazar right now.)
     


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    Aha. I'm the not-loser. Sorry Drizzt [​IMG]
     


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    got my belt today. A+ on this thing. I have a feeling it will last for years and years, and the buckle is incredibly innovative. It is tough as hell, it's the perfect height, and the leather is beautiful. My $300 (retail) Versace belt doesn't even come close to the same quality, and that's saying a lot, because Versace belts are typically high-quality stuff.
    A+ on Drinkwater's service as well.
     


  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nuk nuk, I have both the brown and the black (personally prefer the brown, but I'm a brown type of guy).  Gotcha beat Brian.  Anyway, *very* few designers use real English Bridle leather in their belts (only Paul Smith uses it for some of his casual belts, as far as I know,)  Bridle leather lasts forever.  Serious, thick, no nonsense stuff that is made for heavy use.   I used to get them custom done, and even then, I have never seen as innovative a buckle - and the one you got is solid brass, not some cheapo metal like a lot of designers are using these days.  

    Seriously all, if you are going to get a cool belt, get one from a small, innovative company that contracts very small batches from very good factories, or sources them locally (like Baltazar, for example).  These will be A much better value than some big designer, whose markups are exorbitant, the design often mediocre, and the production of which generally takes place in a very few factories anyway.
     


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    This coming from the guy who picks on denim snobs [​IMG]
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm a denim snob too, remember, and actually, most people might call me a streetwear snob as well? Every group needs its dissenter (i.e. voice of reason), and I'm a natural contrarian, so the role is mine by nature...
     


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    As am I. I agree with basically all your points [about jean snobbery] in principle, but as a contrarian whose always going to play devil's advocate, I seem to force myself into a certain side for the sake of conversation. It is, however, nice to have such an articulate voice of reason for our sect of clothing pretention.
     


  15. LA Guy

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    I moved this to the Streetwear and Denim forum.
     


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