Below: Net-a-porter has the best packaging for online shopping! Almost like receiving a gift for oneself:-P
Below: 'Mr Hatman' has arrived! Fly to the moon!:-P
Below: My new metal disc belt from Isabel Marant! Have been trying to locate a metal belt fit for jeans ever since I miss out on Balmain's Fall Winter 2009 version...
Below: Works great with dark denim... and very lightweight to wear or bring along while travelling:-P
Below: The galvanised silver brass lends a more casual glamour style rather than polished metal versions:-P
Below: Managed to shorten the belt myself! Now it fits perfect!
Below: This belt is widely featured in Isabel Marant's Fall Winter 2010 runway looks...
Below: A great alternative to Balmain Homme's Fall Winter 2009 metal chain version...
Isabel Marant Fall Winter 2010 Silver Tone Disc Belt
I had been searching for a silver metal belt, like that from Balmain Homme Fall Winter 2009 (see pic above), that worked as well with jeans as does pants. Alas, I was cheapskate and did not want to pay the full retail at Club 21 Mens, Four Seasons Hotel then. The belt was sold out before the end of seasons sale and I lost my chance to own that. So this Fall Winter 2010 season, when I saw Isabel Marant's version of the silver metal belt on www.net-a-porter.com (unfortunately Blackjack in Singapore do not stock this belt), part leather and part galvanised brass, I knew it will make a great alternative to the Balmain version (my Gucci version somehow seems too formal so that do not count).
I placed my order and the belt arrived hassle free with Net-a-porter's speedy delivery a couple of weeks back. I had originally wanted to return the belt as it was still too long for me despite being the smallest size available. Fortunately, I found a way to dislodge the connecting metal discs and successfully DIY and shorten the belt to my size! Kudos to a bit of 'desperation induced' thinking. Love the glamour and bling when worn with dark denim, and it's light to bring abroad too!
Retail price: £286.86 (approx. SGD 602). Where to buy: www.net-a-porter.com