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hoodog

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It would probably help if people who post here were more specific in what they are hesitant about with the item. Like if I posted two military inspected jackets from say Kapital and Visvim I would make it clear I was only asking which one is cooler looking and had no interest in which was more authentic. Otherwise, one could easily assume I was looking for an authentic repro type thing.
For the racial thing, I really do think XWT only said Jewish to emphasize that Ralph was not Native American.That’s all I’ll say about that.
Ok, I'll give this a try. What do you guys think about these belts FROM A PURELY AESTHETIC POINT OF VIEW? :fu:

NB! I don't care at AT ALL about the following properties:

1) authenticity
2) cultural appropriation
3) heritage
4) country of manufacture
5) price
6) SF approved or not

I only care about the following properties:

A) If shit looks good
B) Quality (but only to certain extent)

Now, can I please get a yay or nay on these two belts, after taking the above into consideration?
 
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nahneun

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Ok, I'll give this a try. What do you guys think about these belts FROM A PURELY AESTHETIC POINT OF View? :fu:

NB! I don't care at AT ALL about the following properties:

1) authenticity
2) cultural appropriation
3) heritage
4) country of manufacture
5) price
6) SF approved or not

I only care about the following properties:

A) If shit looks good
B) Quality (but only to certain extent)

Now, can I please get a yay or nay on these two belts, when taking the above into consideration?
6) is at odds with A)
 

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Ok, I'll give this a try. What do you guys think about these belts FROM A PURELY AESTHETIC POINT OF VIEW? :fu:

NB! I don't care at AT ALL about the following properties:

1) authenticity
2) cultural appropriation
3) heritage
4) country of manufacture
5) price
6) SF approved or not

I only care about the following properties:

A) If shit looks good
B) Quality (but only to certain extent)

Now, can I please get a yay or nay on these two belts, when taking the above into consideration?
At this point, I'd buy the Silver Ostrich belt just out of spite (it also looks good to me).
 

nahneun

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I may be wrong, but I don't think I've ever referred to Ralph Lauren's Jewish background.

But in any case, I personally wouldn't buy an RL reproduction of a Native American piece. In this specific case, I just think the originals are better in every regard. They're cheaper, more authentic, and your money goes towards supporting the communities that made these things cool in the first place. If it's a vintage-styled piece, the distressing also typically looks better on the original/ more authentic vintage piece, rather than the piece that was made to look distressed/ worn.
What if visvim did the repro

daddy hiroki take my munnies uwu
 

Chaconne

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Ok, I'll give this a try. What do you guys think about these belts FROM A PURELY AESTHETIC POINT OF VIEW? :fu:

NB! I don't care at AT ALL about the following properties:

1) authenticity
2) cultural appropriation
3) heritage
4) country of manufacture
5) price
6) SF approved or not

I only care about the following properties:

A) If shit looks good
B) Quality (but only to certain extent)

Now, can I please get a yay or nay on these two belts, when taking the above into consideration?
With what you’ve posted before if I had to choose I’d go with the Kapital because I don’t see a lot of black in your wardrobe. I don’t currently care for round buckles but I’m always changing my preferences anyway and if you like it who cares what I prefer. Kapital seems bold in close up but when you wear it most people won’t even notice at first anyway so that makes it kind of cool.
 

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6) is at odds with A)
After some further consideration, I am pretty sure that this is not the case. Plenty of SF approved stuff that doesnt meet the "Shit looks good"-criteria.
 

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Theres a Korean brand called Savage that has similar belts. I followed the owners on IG a while back, after seeing photos of them at Pitti. Can't speak on the quality but I like a few pieces from the brand.

Here is the US link to the suede & leather belts & another US link to the weaved belts.
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Edit: I don't think 2 centimeters is that small. I think western belts in general are slimmer, no?

I would go for the Silver Ostrich over Kapital
 
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Looking for a nice quality green long-sleeve button up and can be western styled as well. Something moderately lighter weight for Spring/Summer/Fall in the ~$150-200 range. Came across this Indigofera Alamo shirt. Anyone have experience with them?

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XWT

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Anyone have experience with them?
I have a Norris flannel shirt and it's been worn heavily. I'm also waiting on a pair of jeans from them.

Generally speaking, I have a positive opinion.

The construction quality is good but it's not blow-your-mind-with-cool-details like some (especially japanese) makers will do. Their sizing is genereous in the chest, but I'd say pretty regular in the neck, sleeves, cuffs and shoulders. Sizing down is often recommended but I think one should order TTS and embrace the flowy fit.

The fabrics are a strong point. They're really good.

My criticism is that, for their price point new, they don't have as many interesting design features as some other brands. If this is not something that bothers you (as it doesn't deter from fit, nor from general appearance) go nuts.
 

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