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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Ideally something lowtop but yeah I feel like Margiela should have something like that., can't see myself wearing BW sandals. I'm sure it'll be douchebaggy regardless.


    Babouches could be the sensible option and I can get a pair down the street, hmmmmm
     
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  2. nicelynice

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    More belt chat: anyone recommend a good lightweight/low profile belt? I never purposefully "expose" my belt. I've been using a fabric/leather combo belt right now, but I've been using it for the last six or so years and I'd like something new and interesting. Any ideas?
     
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    Can anyone recommend a fairly minimalist laptop bag in black nylon that can fit a 15" MBP? Around $100 or so would be great, if possible.
     
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  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I always expose by belt, but... for a lightweight, unobstrusive belt, you don't do much better than a mechanic's belt, in which the buckle is covered. Billy Kirk has a pretty good one: http://www.eastdane.com/mechanics-b...&cvo_campaign=ED_Google_USD&s_kwcid=AL!3510!3!{creative}!{matchtype}!{placement}!{network}!!{keyword}&ef_id=U5pJewAAAaXHlS@v:20150422004252:s

    Margiela often makes a belt that is pretty low profile/minimalist as well, and ime, it's pretty decent leather: http://www.thecorner.com/us/men/belt_cod46301851tw.html
     
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    Of great irony of the "tech ninja" aesthetic is that people can hear your poly blends scuffing against themselves from 20 feet away. I suspect that with time one will accomplish complete stealth in these noisy poly blends and only then can one truly call oneself tech ninja! Until then you'll hear me scuffling down the walk ways...

    Until then I'll avoid velcro.

     
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    J BAILEY Senior member

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    devoa knows things about belt buckles.

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    re: mechanic's belts, i like this one from makr a little more than the billykirk:

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  8. zissou

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    FWIW Zissou made me a belt just like that Billy Kirk. Still using it =)

    Thanks, @Zissou!
     
  10. nicelynice

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    Can't decide between a Lewis Leathers cyclone or a CCP scar stitch
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    A stud belt is pretty much the opposite of a mechanics belt. Instead of protecting whatever you are leaning up against from scratches, it ensures that a scratch will happen. Also, a single stud post belt is generally stupid - they just don't work - the stud falls out easily. I have an early one from Oliver Spencer that looks cool, but works crappy. I have another one that actually works, but it comes with a special stud. At least two studs, and ideally 3, are needed, for those things to actually hold. Rick made one with multiple studs.
     
  12. LA Guy

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    Well, I'm probably picking up a CCP Scarstitch. A cyclone is pretty cool and distinctive too, though. For you. I'd pick the cyclone. You have lots of jackets with odd but cool finishes already.
     
  13. nicelynice

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    I'm currently waiting on restocks of both at the moment. I wish I could find a good scar stitch to try on, see how it works. The only one in town doesn't fit me. Two completely different jackets, but both appeal to me in their own unique way

    Cheers for the belt recs, btw, that Billy Kirk looks right up my alley.
     
  14. LA Guy

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    If you need a designer version, Lemaire does an interesting version (which I have) but it is not nearly as lightweight as the Billy Kirk. It is very minimalist though.
     
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    close your eyes look deep inside you feel the dark side and pick the CCP scar sitich.
     
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    will there be ccp boots or a1923 boots to go along with the jacket?
     
  17. nicelynice

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    Yeah, lightweight and slim is my main priority, just want something that won't be obtrusive under a long, thin t-shirt


    is CCP the dark side or is the badass motorcycle jacket the dark side? I can't even tell anymore haha
     
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    look inside your heart
     
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    I'd appreciate it if you can share your thoughts in more detail here (Lemaire) about the belt (function, style, quality etc.). I'm both interested and I think it would make for a great contribution to the thread. I'm surprised and happy to see that you picked something up of his btw regardless that it is a belt. I think a lot of stores do a bad job of selling it FWIW.
     
  20. LA Guy

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    Some Guidi 017, or beat up kicks. Maybe DIYed or margiela Chucks. I'm not a really big fan of the bulbous toe. I'll probably just incorporate the jacket into my version of a western look. I am always thinking of a scuzzbag driving on route 66, in the late 60s, and early 70s, in my ideas about how to dress. I suppose that it's fairly idiocyncratic.
     
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