Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Whenever I see a rack of men's belts, I go straight to it, and rifle through it like a maniac. Inevitably, a sales associate makes a cautious approach, and offers help. Do I need help making a mess of your display? No. I do not. Where did this obsession start? If I had to guess, I'd say it started with a Christmas present from my Mother, a long time ago... a studded suede six gun holster, with mother of pearl... well... pearl-esque snaps. And of course it came with a matching cowboy hat and toy pistol. Ah, the good ol days... my Mother would never approve of a child playing with a gun today, 'the times they are a changing'.

Imagine Christmas circa 1975, and after the presents are opened and the wrapping paper cleared away it's time to go to Grandma's house for the Holiday. Dressed in a peter pan collar, patent leather mary janes, a ribbon in my Afro, and after much pleading and pouting, I was also allowed to wear my six gun holster. I've been smitten by a wide masculine belt ever since.

Just to be clear this is not about a wide belt that could double as a corset, I'm talking sleek Cary Grant, studded Steven Tyler, weathered Marlboro man,... belts! And my favorite way to style it, is the way my Dad wore his in the mid 80s, ... like a swashbuckling pirate. LOL Seriously, in a time when the relaxed fit of Hip Hop, Miami Vice and American Gigolo were in vogue, my Father translated that by tying a belt that had a perfectly functioning buckle at his waist. Loved to see him in a crisp cotton oxford shirt and wide napped cords with a weathered belt tied at his waist.
So cool.

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Love these blogs for the masculine perspective on style:
Mr. Peacock Style, Style Savage and Bespoke Me

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Special for The Style Shepherd Flock

This week's giveaway is a cool belt from The Bare Tree To participate and win, you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd, and leave a comment about how you live eco - friendly. This week, there will be two winners! Each winner will be chosen by and as always, this giveaway is open to every country. Qualifying comments must be in English (Sorry no translation yet) and entered by Tuesday, March 16th, 11:59PM 2010. The Winners will be notified and announced on Wednesday, March 17th 2010.

Green Analog Cassette Tape on Chrome Nickel Buckle with Black web belt.
Brown Analog Cassette Tape on Chrome Nickel Buckle with Black web belt.

The buckle is about 1.3" x 1.75" and the belt part is 44" inches of 1 1/4" wide heavy duty cotton webbing.

Buckle is metal and uses the awesome clam style closure!

The image is sealed under a gloss finish to protect it from any abuse and wear and tear.
Plus, the belts are Vegan friendly!


  1. Hi there, I'm a new blog follower :)
    I'm living a more eco friendly life through the use of my own two feet as a primary mode of transportation. And for longer distances it's public transit or car-pooling. We also use re-usable shopping bags and recycle as much as possible.
    Thanks for this great giveaway <3

  2. I follow (follower name is Damla). I use economical bulbs and try to use less water.

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  3. New blog follower!!

    My eco friendly life is made by recicling material, going by feet or using bycicle, saving energy and water...and create from poor materials!

  4. I think this will go over big! with the biking community.

  5. I'm a follower. I live eco-friendly by recycling old newspapers, aluminum tins, glass etc.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  6. I'm a follower and I live eco-friendly by recycling, use reusable bags, compost, garden some of my own food, and we walk or bike where we can!


  7. I'm a new follower with google friend connect!
    I live eco-friendly because I walk back and forth to school, or carpool if its raining or snowing!


  8. I'm a follower!
    I live eco-friendly by recycling

  9. Hi!
    I'm a follower with google friend connect,
    I live eco-friendly by recycling,
    I dont litter on the streets, and always go with friends on charges of voluntary cleaning the streets!

  10. i am a new follower, found you via By Hand Giveaways!
    i am just starting to get into the eco a lot more now, i bought some eco cleaning products and others from the eco store, and i love it!
    i love the green cassette;}

    thanks for the opprotunity!

  11. I`m new follower!
    My life is limited to compliance to a healthy lifestyle. I do not like cigarette butts on the street, especially those that are not extinguished. I would love the green cassette.

  12. I tote around my reusable baggies and old plastic bags when I go out to but things. Loving the orange belt!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  13. New follower as shiki

    I walk mostly and recycle lots. Also bring my own bags.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks everyone! The winners are AIK and Lyudmila! Congratulations