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Re: Belts
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 12:24:55 pm »
Just saw the new Samurai tan belt on the BiG site - 245 $. I just can't wrap my head around it.

Till: what is you who had a pic up wearing a super, really SUPER thick brown belt?.. I think the story of who-ever posted that was that he got it in Paris. And that the salesgirl wanted a good spanking. Oh I remember the details quite vigorously!..  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2010, 08:21:33 pm »
Seul, that was me. It was the Berlin sales girl at Manufactum that wanted a spanking but "not with that belt". :D

It's the Kreis ox leather belt he makes for manufactum. You can order it at manufactum in the UK and in Germany. I think it's around 90-100 Euros.

Will have to look up that Samurai belt. It better be real nice at that price.

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2010, 04:13:35 pm »
Till: thanks. I'm getting that belt lad.  >:(

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Re: Belts
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2010, 09:33:36 pm »
If you happen to be between two sizes, choose the larger one. Just because it's so super thick. It will soften up quite nicely within a couple of months and you can accelerate the process by just bending it but this is clearly a belt you don't want to wear too tight and hope that it stretches. ;) Also, I wouldn't put any leather care product on it. Just some spray like you put on shoes but not Obenauf cream or polish or mink oil or whatever. The color is gorgeous as it is and it darkens only a little bit.

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Re: Belts
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 09:51:41 pm »
The only oxblood coloured'uns I found were 200 €. Also: how wide are those?.. I only wear 2" belts.

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2010, 10:50:36 pm »
http://www.manufactum.de/Produkt/194025/1405721/GuertelOchsenleder.html

This is the direct link. Width is 4cm and that is correct. I measured it. Where did you see any oxblood belts on the manufactum site? I just looked and couldn't see any. The ox part of it is that the leather is from an ox, as opposed to a cow, which is why it's so thick. Men need a thicker skin. LOL!

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Re: Belts
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2010, 10:04:48 pm »
Yeah nm, ox leather is what I meant. 1.5" won't cut it for me, unfortunately. Still: sick looking belt.

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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2010, 10:50:31 pm »
C'mon, Seul. 1.5" on that belt is good. If you made it 2" it wouldn't look like a human belt anymore but like a cinch strap for an elephant saddle. :D

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Re: Belts
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2010, 11:04:27 pm »
I just got this bad boy for anyone who might not have seen it. It is really intense! I am sure there will be some skepticism from some but I really do like it.

http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=407.0
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2010, 11:19:15 pm »
It's a beautiful belt, no doubt at all. I also really like the buckle. It's the price that makes me swallow hard. I mean for the same price you can get a sterling silver buckle and a custom made strap with double bridle leather, all of which made by craftsmen in the US. It would be a unique piece and not one of 100, which is already good, of course. But, as y'all know by now, I'm a sucker for price/value comparisons. Oftentimes value is subjective but if you take the example of a cast pewter buckle and an semi-precious stone inlaid sterling silver buckle, then add a single layer strap without stitching compared to a double layer strap with stitching, the latter should objectively win. Yet if you like the simpler belt better, your choice is made. I've made similar choices for stereo equipment but even then I kept the relative price/value in mind. Just that the absolute price/value was rather screwed. :D

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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010, 11:26:28 pm »
I completely understand this. It was my "Silly" purchase of the year but I have admired its simplicity for some time. I am not one for much decoration on a belt or anywhere for that matter. I guess we shall see how it turns out...
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2010, 11:32:45 pm »
If you only have one silly purchase per year, you are waaay ahead of me, Lando! :)

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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2010, 11:37:25 pm »
Wishful thinking...  :P :P :P
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2010, 02:04:12 am »
Saw that. It's hot. I wish I could afford that belt, but alas, other responsibilities.

FWIW, I bought the Dry Bones belt after seeing it on you, Lando!!!
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Re: Belts
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2010, 02:39:31 am »
Yeah, I am in the midst of a splurge right now. All this IH, my new computer, and a new camera. I am sure there are some things I am missing. Thank god I have been saving for the camera and computer so I will not be taking a direct hit on those items. Glad I could persuade you to cop that DB belt! I love mine but it is on the verge of being too large. I might just have to try to get one a size down...
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