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wide leather belts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dutchguy, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    I just bought this wide leather belt. Copy of a german army officer belt. 2 3/8" (6cm) wide and very smooth thick leather. Even wider than a cop belt.
    Fits well in my G-Star jeans which has very wide belt loops. What do you think, Ok to wear with jeans?
    Anybody else who wears very wide belts with jeans?

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  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    All you need now is a peg leg and a hook for a hand.
     
  3. Ry'on

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  4. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    All you need now is a peg leg and a hook for a hand.

    Please explain, what do you mean with this?


    And seriously: how should I wear this belt. What type of shirt would fit with jeans and this belt?
     
  5. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    I cant totally tell from the limited pic, but it seems like those are pretty high waisted jeans and maybe a bit roomy. Dont think I am into the look

    (He was calling you a pirate. Yaaaaaaaaaaaar matey)

    K
     
  6. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Senior member

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    From my experience, thick belts are tough to come by. Young women seem to have a monopoly on them. Mine is grosgrain in cordovan and 2 inches.
     
  7. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    No offense but I think that belt looks ridiculous.
     
  8. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    I really like wide belts, but not this one. 1 3/4 wide is good, 2" wide can also be nice, but your belt is too much, and its costumishness (Jet's pirate call out) is compounded by, as VKK says, the high rise of the jean (or, at least, the height at which you wear them).

    And it doesn't help that the buckle (like an ALD buckle, the only feature of this belt I dislike) unecessarily adds to the width. So, in fact, it looks more like a 3" wide belt and probably why the back looks better than the front.

    If you want to tame it down a bit, LGC can custom make you a belt anywhere between 1 3/4" width and the width you've got now, provided you've got your own buckle.
     
  9. dutchguy

    dutchguy Active Member

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    Well, below are some better pictures how I wear my belt. Jeans are regular fit jeans.

    I have been looking forever to find a nice looking wide belt. I used to wear a cop belt, but wanted something a bit more casual. I have to admit that I really like very wide belts an do not really want to go back to anything smaller than a cop belt. I also like two prong buckles.

    However in a working environment, dealing with clients, appropriate attire is also important. Casual is our style though.

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  10. selbsttatig

    selbsttatig Senior member

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    That really doesn't look good. As others have said it look costume-ish and out of place.
     
  11. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    yeah, it looks kinda awful that belt is just too wide...
     
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  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    to be sincere and honest with you, that belt does not look good on you with that outfit. i dont think it will work with any outfit.

    not only does it not look good, it is conspicuous and all eyes notice that first thing when they go up to talk to/see you. it would be ok if it was something visually stimulating or looks good, but it is not the case here.
     
  14. Lachy

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    I think it's an OK belt, but I don't think he's wearing it the best way. It's too much to be on display like that, with a tucked in shirt. If it were partially hidden by an untucked t-shirt/shirt, or a sweater, you'd get the hint of it, it'd be subtle, but noticeable. As dutchguy is wearing it, it's the focus, it draws alot of attention, and he doesn't look like the attention-whore kind.

    Anyway, thats my two cents.
     
  15. nyc_gaucho

    nyc_gaucho Senior member

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    to be sincere and honest with you, that belt does not look good on you with that outfit. i dont think it will work with any outfit.


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  16. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Emat New Member

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    I think your belt looks great, it really suits you. Do you have any more pics of you wearing them?

    I've been wearing wide belts for years, as a casual belt I wear a 2" wide tool belt, double prong. Most people don't even notice, if they do, who cares?

    It's better to be individual.
     
  18. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    The belt fits the loop of your pants. It's probably the buckle that doesn't quite make it. Check out the Gilded Age, J. Lindenberg or HTC belts. They have wide belts.
     
  19. mattn

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    It just looks too much like a woman's belt to me.
     
  20. Eagle

    Eagle Senior member

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    I used to wear a belt similar to that pictured in the OP but, it also included handcuffs, a canister of OC spray, cartridge pouches and an ASP. At the end of a 10 to 12 hour shift, I couldn't wait to take it off...and the body armor made me sweat like crazy! [​IMG] The belt is just not practical for fashion wear.
     

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