I often wear my DAVIDE Studded Leather Belt by Campomaggi to parties and it continually draws compliments from multiple people. For a middle-aging guy like me, that is rather enjoyable.
Last fall, at a friend’s six-year-old and four-year-old birthday party, one dad asked me: “wow, do you think I can sport that belt?” and then went on to ask his wife. When I originally saw the belt on Alessandro, I had had a very similar reaction: instant love.
Last week, at a New Year’s Eve party, one girl even asked me to take my belt off so that she could go try it on. Now that was the ultimate compliment and I was very proud to have spotted the leather belt that would turn heads and inspire such appreciation.
I am really happy with my belt. Even if it didn’t draw a constant string of compliments, I would be happy just feeling the spirit of Campomaggi accessories. If you also like it and you are interested in getting a DAVIDE for yourself or someone else, make sure to contact us so that we can verify that the size is going to work well.
The DAVIDE Studded Leather Belt doesn’t match any of the clothes I own. It’s too nice! It is a casual belt, but it can’t be worn with any pair of jeans. It needs a nice pair of jeans of the kind I have seen on well dressed people in Italy.
Luckily, I just happen to be in Italy, in Milan to be exact, my hometown and the hometown of Luca Manzoni, the guy who wears the coolest jeans in the world. So I asked him: “I’m trying to get a pair of really cool jeans. Do you have any suggestions?” Among his many suggestions I tried the last one and I immediately found something that I liked there: at Frav, a small shop near Porta Ticinese.
I got a pair from a French brand that was born in Toulouse and now lives in Paris: Surface to Air Clothing. I found a shirt by the same company that I really liked and, voila`, there is a new me.
Except for the shoes! I can’t wear my old shoes with this outfit!
Last week I received my new Campomaggi belt. It looks amazing and I love it. The problem is that it is going to require, at a minimum, a pair of jeans that I love and looks amazing. Luckily, we are going to Italy next week and I have seen jeans there that definitely can stack up to a Campomaggi belt.
The other problems are: first, that it is not a belt that you wear with the boring shirts that I wear at work; and, second, I don’t want to draw attention to the muffin top that is starting to develop over my jeans.
So my new belt is causing me to pay attention to my figure and my wardrobe. I have been wearing it with the coolest clothes I have and have a few initial impressions to report.
First, it takes a while for the belt loop to loosen up and, at the beginning, it is rather laborious to undo the belt. So plan your rest breaks accordingly.
Second, I am wearing the belt on the tightest hole, which means that the extremity of the belt flaps around a bit and I have to tuck it into my pocket. Make sure to measure the distance from the belt buckle to the hole you use in a belt and let us know. We’ll be able to comment about the fit.
Third (and finally), there is a little patch without studs on the belt. This is designed to help the flap slide over the belt and under the pant’s belt loop. So make sure to position this patch below the pant’s belt loop to help make taking the belt on and off easier.
When I saw Alessandro wear the DAVIDE Studded Leather Belt by Campomaggi I was struck, I have to admit it. Perhaps it was a sign that Marco’s creativity had finally won. To be more precise: I was already won over by the appeal of Campomaggi bags and accessories, but I never in my life said: “I have to get that” when I saw someone else wear something.
I have been saying how I had lost my sense of style when I left Italy more than 20 years ago and I recently started lamenting how it would be nice to get it back. Unfortunately, thanks to Facebook, a few photos surfaced that hint that I might never have had a sense of style. I’m just going to blame those photos on the Eighties and continue my quest to get my groove back–fully pretending that I once had it.
Here is a video of me, five months after having seen the belt, finally opening it up to see it. I will report how I like using it in my next post.
If you can’t view the video above you can see it on YouTube.