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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Fuuma's neew place all Lightning McQueen from Cars

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    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    I don't wear watches, but if I did it would be an ALS. The Cartier fan in me wouldn't mind a Santos-Dumont either

    I know multi millionaire dentist driving around in beater Toyotas. Of course the money is spent on other vices

    Haven't you guys seen that commercial? It's not the size of your watch or car.....it's the size of your yacht that counts
     
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    That is as far from my own experience as it possibly could. I'm willing to bet I met a whole lot more WIS/ watch enthusiasts than you have, having been to meetups, events, or simply hanging on watch forums, and if there is anything in disproportion, it is certainly not aging bros, but rather nerds. Really nerdy, detail-obsessed people of all ages. There's something incredibly fascinating about the mechanics of precise horology : the idea that I would wind a stupid freaking spring and that the tiny little gears in it would work together to produce an accurate time +/- 1 or 2 seconds a day vs a computer clock, with no use of electronics, just gears and axles is already impressive. The precision work of guilloching a dial, engraving a movement plate - sometimes with great aesthetic sense - are just the kind of thing that make me tick. I like to see craftsmen do things at a level of skill that impresses me - and the fact that we can wear those little engineered pieces is pretty exciting.

    I understand how others could not give a flying shit, question the very necessity of a watch since they look to their phone for time - but I think it is a worthy passion / hobby.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I have a custom belt with a Wakugi buckle coming in from Equus, and a Kapital stitched denim cap also on its way. So... essentially I'm stuck in 2008, but with much looesr fits.
     
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    Fok,

    Do you have a belt from Terry Dear? If not, you should get one. I have one a few years old in his ultra thick bridle leather/natural oak bark tanned and it is aging in an amazing and beautiful way.
     
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    Any pics? I can't imagine how a bridle leather belt really ages -- at least not in the sense of how harness or saddle leather age. Maybe Terry's stuff is different.
     
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    Maybe not bridle. Here's Terry's description of the belt in an e-mail:

    The leather is slow-tanned in oak-bark tanning liquor over a period of 12 months. The thickness is 5.7-6.5mm (15-16oz). The buckles are hand-cast and hand-finished solid brass.
     
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    Terry's stuff is bridle. Mike over at Indigoshrimp used to rave about it, but I never saw photos showing how the leather aged in the way that other leathers age. I have bridle leather belts and like them a lot, but think of them as a much more "dressy" leather. I wear them with casual pants and sport coats or whatever. Saddle and harness leather gets used with jeans, and I like them for how they evolve over time. They look "rougher" in their evolution than bridle, if that's the right word. More workwearish, I guess.
     
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    Wouldn't that hurt the resale value?


    Is that the same as space docking?
     
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    I'll get photos at some point and you can take a look.
     
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    This is a nice belt, but different. It won't really evolve or age in any noticeable way like the belts we are talking about will.
     
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    it will stretch as i get fatter... maybe noticeable
     
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    There is some seriously bad taste in really expensive watches on instagram (surprising I know). The best is when this one guy talks about watches and correlates it with art and how some people don't understand all while his taste is absolutely horrid. It's the best
     
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    check out watchleo on instagram and read him wax poetic
     
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    Would be funny if it was someone who posted in the CM thread. :embar:
     
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    Should have had circus music playing while I tried to fold my first pair of J-shaped Zams. :)
     
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    LOL had this happen as well
     
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    Very good point, I conflated basic luxury watch buyers and horology enthusiasts much too quickly. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
     
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