We can all appreciate that fashion comes in all shapes and sizes, and just like art, it doesn’t matter if we “get” it. But sometimes, fashion statements look more like a big case of lazy than creativity. And that’s true of a denim “belt” that’s really pushing the boundaries of the definition. What basically amounts to a chunk of old denim is available through Net-A-Porter for $405.
Listed on sale as a “waist belt,” the description reads:
Designed to appear like it’s been sliced from the top of your favorite jeans, this faded blue version has frayed edges and exposed pockets. It looks even cooler with a slim leather strap over the top.
Head over to Vogue to see how Unravel Project used their belts in a recent fashion show.
Yes, this is a belt. Not a pair of short shorts or a skirt, but…a belt. The Internet is also confused:
Save yourself $395 and go to the thrift store and just cut up a pair of jeans instead
— Shiloh Walker on Hive @shilohwalker (@shilohwalker) February 1, 2018
The belt also comes in black and a blue-gray color. As the fashion editor at Bustle points out, the belt is not all bad:
The cool thing about these non-jeans jeans is that you are able to cinch your waist a la a nice high-waisted pair of vintage denim without actually having to wear jeans at all. If you want to wear leather pants, but add a little denim, there’s no need to grab a jean jacket (boring) when you can grab this belt instead. It makes no sense at all, but when it comes to layering, even I have to admit this is a possible game-changer.
But…but…think of all the second-hand jeans and scissors you could buy for $405.