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Streetwear belt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SlimJim, Apr 18, 2011.

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    Would like to point out that my comment wasn't supposed to be taken literally. Only half-literally.

    That's very hard to discern emotions over the Internet, that is why I tend to stray away from comments comme que
     


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    No worries...when your post count gets high enough, you'll be able to
     


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    That's very hard to discern emotions over the Internet, that is why I tend to stray away from comments comme que
    n/m! [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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    couldnt agree more.

    anyone can make an expensive belt ... the real trick is finding someone with the skills to make a decent product (although belt making in and of itself is not rocket science), sourcing fine materials and then getting them to the consumer for a decent price and the us has many.


    True that.
    The biggest challenge for me as a belt-buyer is finding someone who is willing to source interesting and good-quality leathers for me - not just the average veg. tanned strap, as a belt for me is essentially a medium with which to experience a certain leather - luckily I have two great dudes in the US and UK taking care of that for me!
     


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    'agree with mikecch, scourage, w/e, etc. unlike other fashion products where the material is just a physical/tangible part of the total package [ie, other than concept/design, craftsmanship, brand, etc.], a belt is a belt. the quality of leather is of the utmost importance__ not the brand.

    Scott's Unlucky belts [... or belts by other respected forum artisans] are, ounce for ounce, the best buy. 'dare any1 to explain/justify the chasmic difference in price point from branded belts [ie, Samurai, FH, IH, etc.], with repect to overall quality of the product.
     


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    unlike other fashion products where the material is just a physical/tangible part of the total package [ie, other than concept/design, craftsmanship, brand, etc.], a belt is a belt.

    The fail is strong
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    'agree with mikecch, scourage, w/e, etc. unlike other fashion products where the material is just a physical/tangible part of the total package [ie, other than concept/design, craftsmanship, brand, etc.], a belt is a belt. the quality of leather is of the utmost importance__ not the brand.

    Scott's Unlucky belts [... or belts by other respected forum artisans] are, ounce for ounce, the best buy. 'dare any1 to explain/justify the chasmic difference in price point from branded belts [ie, Samurai, FH, IH, etc.], with repect to overall quality of the product.


    he has little to no overhead, liabilities, etc.

    comparing my scott belt to my samurai and somet belts i would say they are very comparable. although i wear my somet the most simply because i like the style and lets face it ... somet shit is fucking awesome!
     


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    ^^ I'd have to say, IMO, no matter how good a belt looks, if the materials and construct are flimsy, then the belt is auto-fail, substance before style when it comes to a leather belt (unless you're a ninja.)

    Don't forget when you kop an artisan Japanese belt overseas, you're not only paying for the Japanese premium on leather goods, but also the overseas premium on Japanese products.
    A Samurai belt, before it arrives at your door, would have to go from Kawatako to Samurai to customs to retailer/overseas distributor, etc...the price includes taxes, everyone's overheads and profits, lalalala.
    Sure you can justify spending that much, but I think it's a little silly, especially for those of you who live in the US or UK (countries where there are great local tanneries and a proud tradition of fine leather craftsmenship) not to also consider your neighbours who may be making fine belts.
     


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    ^^ I'd have to say, IMO, no matter how good a belt looks, if the materials and construct are flimsy, then the belt is auto-fail, substance before style when it comes to a leather belt (unless you're a ninja.) Don't forget when you kop an artisan Japanese belt overseas, you're not only paying for the Japanese premium on leather goods, but also the overseas premium on Japanese products. A Samurai belt, before it arrives at your door, would have to go from Kawatako to Samurai to customs to retailer/overseas distributor, etc...the price includes taxes, everyone's overheads and profits, lalalala. Sure you can justify spending that much, but I think it's a little silly, especially for those of you who live in the US or UK (countries where there are great local tanneries and a proud tradition of fine leather craftsmenship) not to also consider your neighbours who may be making fine belts.
    please tell me your not suggesting my somets are of poor construction! if so, im sending this fucker to you (if you havent already handled on in person). [​IMG] are they as thick as my samurais and unlucky? no ... but i dont think the thickness of a belt equates to superior quality. they use very similar stitching methods and the leather on my white belt is so soft. plus it has super cool hardware.
     


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    ^ Oh, haha, no, no, not at all.
    I've handled a couple of Somet belts, they are good quality!

    My comment was aimed at the other posts.
    Sorry about the confusion.
     


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    ^ Oh, haha, no, no, not at all. I've handled a couple of Somet belts, they are good quality! My comment was aimed at the other posts. Sorry about the confusion.
    ah, okay! if you change your mind ill send it to you. you could wear it for a month or so ...
     


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    ^ Haha, thanks for the offer, but my waist size is probably a bit bigger than yours at 36 [​IMG]

    Btw, I see BiG has the new Fullcount belts in stock - haven't handled them in person, but they seem much, much better than the old Fullcount belt models (wasn't too impressed with the leather or the unfinished sides on the older ones).
     


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