Posts Tagged ‘ Belt

It is Always Too Late

I shall not lie to you when divulging the origins my discovery of the designer brand “Too Late“: I discovered the company in an old MissHannahMinx video. As think about it more and more the less I am ashamed: the videos are made for watching and watched it I did.

Too Late was not create by a designer wishing to make their name in the fashion world, but by an entrepreneur who found a silicone watch in a New York MOMO store and decided that he could make something of that simple yet effective design. Ale Fogazzi acquired the distribution rights of that now-famous watch in 2007 and built the Too Late brand around it. Since then well over two million watches have been sold, proving that the company’s formula of ‘high-end yet affordable’ is winning over consumers world-wide.

Whilst the majority of the products from Too Late are of the time-telling variety, they have branched out with bracelets, wallets, handbags, USB flash drives, belts and even a bicycle. Even though I cannot say that the bright colours of Too Late’s signature silicone look is something that appeals to me directly, their subtler Neo and Nyx watches do tempt me greatly.

The Original Watch - Too Late
TOO LATE USB MEMORY - Too Late

3D HANDBAG - Too Late
Original Analogue - Too Late Nyx - Too Late
Neo - Too LateWallet - Too Late
Fixed - Too Late


I will be watching this Italian company closely…

How Long Are Your Pants?

I must admit, the majority of the Trussardi 1911 Spring 2011 collection is rather impressive, until however, you have a look at the length of the pants. This may seem like a pretty petty thing but it makes a really nice outfit look like you cannot afford to go buy pants that actually fit you. Plus, there are a few ‘Village People’ moments here that I would rather not see ever again.

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Pino…

Belts: suspenders younger, popular and better-looking second cousin.

Throughout my youth one thing that was always on my birthday and Christmas lists was a nice dress belt. Needless-to-say, every year my ‘loved’ ones fail to deliver, time and time again. It was only when I hit my twenties that they finally heard my pleas and bought me one – about freaken time.

So that’s my belt story. It is not a very good one but what an you can do.

As far as belts go, I am much of a novice. I have always just had the ‘school-boy’ belt and the basic dress belt. It has been only recently that I was given a brown leather ‘casual’ belt as well. I do not understand big belt buckles, I do not understand those belts that are clearly not doing any belting and are sitting around looking pretty. I do not understand those ‘belt’ looking things that simply wrap around a woman’s hips and that is it. I think it is pretty safe to say the I have missed the belt boat and probably need to buy a ticket somewhere.

This is my version of a nice decent belt:Alfani Belt, Leather Reversible Dress Belt - Macy's
…how can you go wrong. It’s stylish yet it doesn’t overbear the whole outfit. It’s a nice dressy little number that is under USD$20.

And now, what Ripp thinks of belts:

  1. what do you think of belts?
    • I think belts are wonderful
  2. What makes a good belt?
    • A good belt is a belt that isn’t obnoxious, that ranges in sizes from 4+/- your own size, no spikes no chains none of that shit
  3. How important is a belt to completing your look?
    • It has to be formal, they work and they look nice
  4. Belts, big or small?
    • I prefer belts that don’t have holes especially, the ones with the little device that you can adjust to any spot on the belt


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