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Is it my imagination, or is this basically suggesting that you pay twelve quid to hold your trousers up with a piece of rope, in manner of elderly Irish farmer at the mart (though, come to think of it, that might be baling twine)?

In other entirely frivolous news (and the reason why I am looking at belt shops on the internet), some years ago I had a belt that looked a bit like this, only less old and rainbow-coloured. It was extremely comfy (being very flat, thin, and stretchy) and v handy if (like me) you have a hip/waist ratio such that trousers tend to gape a bit at the waist. Has anyone seen such a thing anywhere else? Web searches for "elastic belt" are getting me a)trusses, b)wide fancy-buckled eighties monstrosities, and c)belts aimed at the sort of person who also buys extra wide sheepskin booties from ads in the back of the Daily Mail magazine.

Also small child slept well(ish) last night! I am as ONE REBORN.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lazy-hoor.livejournal.com
Mr Hoor's late-uncle had a baling twine belt, and straw for socks. He once shaved a sheep's nipple off and stuck it back on with tape.

I had one of those belts, and I think mine was indeed rainbow-coloured.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
I am also slightly concerned that I would look like I was dressed up as a 70s small child.

Also, Mr. Hoor's uncle sounds like quite the character.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
I've not seen one, but I had a notion to look up the kind of clasp used to see if that would help, only I've found the clasp but nota distinctive enough name to search for a belt with it.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Hmm, though those people also sell "belting elastic", perhaps I could make my own.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
They do indeed, I have a clasp and elastic to make my own "nurses" belt some day.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:44 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] chiasmata.livejournal.com
Try searching for "snake belt"? The clasp is a bit different, but they're still flat, thin and stretchy.

Date: 2011-02-04 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
That's what I tried, but all I got were belts with actual snake clasps.

Date: 2011-02-04 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Ditto, plus snakeskin belts.

Date: 2011-02-04 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
One of my first-years in York had a belt like that, only it said "This is a hold-up!" on it. I loved that belt.

Date: 2011-02-04 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atommickbrane.livejournal.com
I remember those belts! From the late 90s! I have no idea what they may be called and where you could get them from anyway :) Glad to be of no help at all.

Date: 2011-02-04 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
But you did provide a picture of a puppy!

Date: 2011-02-04 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unav.livejournal.com
My uncle uses baling twine. My father has been know to fashion a belt from wires. Each to their own, I suppose. I've spent 6 months wearing what is essentially a rucksack strap as a belt, so i can't talk.

The asos one has a jaunty nautical air.

Date: 2011-02-04 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kristamm.livejournal.com
Whereas my father the farmer wears an actual belt. It is ancient but it is a belt.

Your little A and my little A SWAPPED on me. Mind you, I am glad for you that you got a decent's night sleep, but dammit, I am fucking knackered.

Date: 2011-02-04 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Oh noes! BOLD BABY.

Date: 2011-02-04 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glitterboy1.livejournal.com
But it features 'a slim twisted finish and silver tone metal tips'! And, if you're confident that your trousers will stay up, you can always take it off and skip with it.

Well done, A! I hope he keeps up this sleeping lark...

Date: 2011-02-04 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alltheleaves.livejournal.com
Was about to say but did farmers have shiny metal tips to their belts?

Yay for A's sleeping! There is something in the water, as Elinor slept through too, well slept from 12something to 6something, which counts right?

Date: 2011-04-03 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flossyla.livejournal.com
do they sleep form 12 something to 6 something? There is hope

Date: 2011-03-14 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flossyla.livejournal.com
reminds me of the Derelicte collection in Zoolander
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