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is the vans "comfycush" actually comfortable? anyone tried it?
I find them to be too tight. They don’t really seem to compensate with more volume in the upper. Had a pair, tried really hard, never really worked for me.
 

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I don't think these are opening ceremony - i bought them from a regular shoe store and there's no OC branding or anything
 

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I don't think these are opening ceremony - i bought them from a regular shoe store and there's no OC branding or anything
Hmm. Are they silk? Pretty sure that ours are. My wife’s are all junked up, but more of a violet color, mine are champagne. Hers are around. I’m not sure if mine are here or at the storage unit. Hers are basically gardening shoes now, but I’m going to see if I can get a pic tomorrow.

iirc, definitely had OC co-branding. Yours are cool though. Wish I had a pair like that in a more durable fabric.
 

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it's not silk but some type of satin

there was also a silver/gray paisley pair of old schools that I remember seeing in store that I wish I'd bought.

found a pic

 

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Staying with my Japanese she trend this year, tempted to get these for summer.


But I'm actually drawn to this pair.

I didn't get any input here on Tokyo Sandals but I did fi d a cool construction video.

 

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I grew up in Vans' hometown, so I've had a ton.
My favorite thing they've made in a long time is the Ultra Range. Originally made as a super comfy shoe for surfers.
It's become my go-to workout shoe.
 

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Staying with my Japanese she trend this year, tempted to get these for summer.


But I'm actually drawn to this pair.

Those are nice, but look quite similar to Aurora’s
 

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I have been on the hunt for a thick leather belt but have had zero luck. The only brand of which I'm aware that makes thicker belts, and belts adjacent to a style I'm going for, is Cucinelli, although I can't find any current offerings that quite match my vision.

I'm looking for a calfskin-or-similar belt, again thick, ideally with some level of complexity in the rendering, whether that be braiding, twisting or just unevenness in the surface, and finished with a fat, brass buckle (not cowboy-size, just not dainty). Ideally it would be cherry or burgundy in color. I don't want a bridle belt and and I'm not looking for a fully-woven belt - just a belt with some intricacy to it. Barring everything else, though, it should be thick.

This doesn't quite hit the mark but gives some sense of what I'm thinking:



Suggestions and links welcome.
 

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Have you checked out affiliate vendor Equus Leather?
 

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I have been on the hunt for a thick leather belt but have had zero luck. The only brand of which I'm aware that makes thicker belts, and belts adjacent to a style I'm going for, is Cucinelli, although I can't find any current offerings that quite match my vision.

I'm looking for a calfskin-or-similar belt, again thick, ideally with some level of complexity in the rendering, whether that be braiding, twisting or just unevenness in the surface, and finished with a fat, brass buckle (not cowboy-size, just not dainty). Ideally it would be cherry or burgundy in color. I don't want a bridle belt and and I'm not looking for a fully-woven belt - just a belt with some intricacy to it. Barring everything else, though, it should be thick.

This doesn't quite hit the mark but gives some sense of what I'm thinking:



Suggestions and links welcome.
Thick, or wide? Thick as in, you could use it to pull a truck, or wide in that you can barely fit it through your belt loops?
 

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Saddleback has what they call their "tow belt". I have had it on my motorcycle riding jeans for about 7 years and that thing has not stretched a cm.

Extremely heavy duty.

 

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Thick as in caliper.

Don't Mourn Organize makes belts from saddle, bridle, and harness leather. These come in different thicknesses. As you may know, saddle, bridle, and harness leather come from their use in saddlery. Bridle leather was traditionally used for bridle reins; harness leather for harnesses; saddle leather for saddles.

Scott over at Don't Mourn Organize uses very thick leathers. I can't remember his standard harness thickness, but I had mine shaved down to 0.25" in terms of thickness. That makes it much thicker than most belts on the market, but still comfortable to wear. You can get it thicker, if you want. You can also get it in different colors, but I went with natural and just allowed the belt to tan naturally.

One application of Obeneaf's LP:

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Then with a bit of wear:

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Scott offers different decorative stitching patterns, as well. I had this one below made a few years ago. The belt is made with two layers of leather for even more heft, and then sewn together using a "Clint stitch" pattern. The stitching pattern is named after a Clint Eastwood belt.

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Sugar Cane also makes studded belts. Self Edge has a bunch of stuff like this. Bryceland's also works with a custom belt maker for mid-century styled, thick leather belts.

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