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Sure, whatever. It seems odd to me. Whatever floats your boat, I'm not gonna get into an i-spat about appropriation and whatever but I do cringe when I see some of the navajo replica stuff on that Itaian website with turquoise inlays etc...

Maybe it's just me - carry on...
Is this just a thing for you when it comes to native American stuff or do you have the same views when it comes to, say, Japanese makers making repro copies of American clothes?
 

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I feel like Native American stuff is a little harder to pin down. Especially when you consider that many are still subject to abject conditions and that this art form does have a rich history which has been exploited by many for quick profits like the cheapo Fred Harvey era stuff.

It's tough to say because there are some designs I love from non native artisans making southwestern style stuff. However repro Americana is just copying some old cool design.

Although I do find it funny that Japanese brands buy up defunct American brands to give themselves some cache.
 

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I ended up passing on the Silver Ostrich belt because the aesthetics seem iffy to me. Ended up just getting a vintage Native American buckle and paid someone to make me a ranger belt strap. You can find vintage ranger belts all over eBay.

Kapital one looks bad to me. Same with many of the RRL repros.

My ranger belt:

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By no means a "watch guy," so I would defer to someone with more knowledge and better taste than me. But I like those. Only thing is that, I think the regular version would look better unless you're wearing an all-black outfit. Personally like blacked-out accessories if I'm wearing all black, and then the "normal" color combos for everything else.

Like, the above with black bomber + black jeans. But then olive bomber with blue jeans would look better with this below, I think:


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By no means a "watch guy," so I would defer to someone with more knowledge and better taste than me. But I like those. Only thing is that, I think the regular version would look better unless you're wearing an all-black outfit. Personally like blacked-out accessories if I'm wearing all black, and then the "normal" color combos for everything else.

Like, the above with black bomber + black jeans. But then olive bomber with blue jeans would look better with this below, I think:


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what do you mean, black is a neutral color that doesn't match other colors? unless I want to dress in a monochromatic way
 

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what do you mean, black is a neutral color that doesn't match other colors? unless I want to dress in a monochromatic way
The watch you posted is all black, so I would personally only wear that in all-black outfits.
 

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The watch you posted is all black, so I would personally only wear that in all-black outfits.
ok, but i still don't understand, i mean that whoever wears black ray bans or a black hat can only wear black clothes?
 

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suede boot looks like it has a weirdly elongated toe

white shoes look like cartoon shoes
Found them for half off on Matches and YOLO got the last one in my size.
I definitely think it's an accented toe but I like it, a little exaggerated silhouette. Think they'll look good with flares too.
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ok, but i still don't understand, i mean that whoever wears black ray bans or a black hat can only wear black clothes?
It's more about the vibe of the piece. The all black watch has more of a minimalistic, aggressive look, which would work a bit better in an all black outfit. The second looks more everyday/utilitarian
 

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It's more about the vibe of the piece. The all black watch has more of a minimalistic, aggressive look, which would work a bit better in an all black outfit. The second looks more everyday/utilitarian
alright, but you can also see on the other hand, an all-black discreet watch that goes well with everything
 

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There are black watches and then there are blacked out watches. The latter have a specific aesthetic point of view which is to turn everything black, including elements that normally aren’t.

a black watch is innocuous and neutral. A blacked out watch is a bit of a statement and not really neutral in the same way.

this applies not just to that watch but a blacked out sub or a blacked out Luminor, would give off the same “all black” minimalist vibes.
 

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I'm failing to see why an international brand owned by a jewish american based in New York can do it (RRL of course) but italians can't.
I can’t tell if you’re referring to Soros or the Rothschilds.
 

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