Htc Belts

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  1. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    Hollywood Trading Company (HTC) makes some pretty colorful belts. Have you seen them, and if so what do you think of them? I saw them in Neiman Marcus. I like them but they are pretty pricey at around US $200. :wink:

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  2. meister122

    meister122 New Member

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    they don't look like $200 to me.
     
  3. crazyfordior

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    I don't like those very much...sorry
     
  4. breathe0xygen

    breathe0xygen I loved you

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    i think i saw some very similar designed belts at claires... :unsure:
     
  5. oceanharlot

    oceanharlot stories everywhere

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    I like them. The price comes from quality I hope... because the design is common. Works well with the western wear going on now... (wow, anyone catch that alliteration? WOOHOO!)
     
  6. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    All aboard for alliteration! :lol:

    To be honest, I did not see anything special about the quality of leather or hardware... I think the high price is for being handmade, and exclusivity. Mostly the latter.
     
  7. ziphtc

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    Greetings,

    I would like to introduce myself as the founder of Hollywood Trading Company.

    Originally, I started playing around making studded belts out of old used leather belts for myself in 1995, not the punk style but rather the more colorful ones for myself. My friends and clients from Japan (vintage store owners) thought the belts were fun and asked me where I got them. They asked me if I could make them one or two. I did and when they brought them back to Japan they were getting some interest in them. So, they asked me to start selling them. Now after almost 10 years I have some folks helping me make them.

    Anyways, we really do use only the very best materials possible like real glass jewels, heavy brass buckles, heavy leather straps and real nickle plated brass studs. We give the studs and buckle a real natural oxidized patina AND we still make'em right here in L.A.. I am very proud of the work we do and we get knocked off all the time. It used to bother me, but I know I have become very accepting and at peace with it.

    The really affordable ones you may have seen are typically imported from Asia using very affordable labor and materials including steel studs, plastic jewels and thin leather. For young people still in school, our belts would be hard to afford and thats O.K. The knock-offs are perfect for people who just want the "look of the moment"

    The people that into our HTC belts have shared with us that they sometimes have several and can litterally wear them for years and years.

    Thank you very much for giving us an opportunity to tell our story.

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Creative Director,
    Hollywood Trading Company
    4474 West Adams Blvd.
    2nd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90016

    323-732-4046
    323-732-4009 Fax

    [email protected]

    http://media.excite.co.jp/daily/wednesday/030924/index.html
     
  8. passione

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    i see some very good similar ones at winners for only 20 bucks or so. i dont think these are worth 200.
     
  9. Spacemiu

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    nice to have you here i love your store!
     
  10. littlerats

    littlerats New Member

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    I'm a fan of their belts. I know they're pricey, but I think they're cool.
     
  11. _7.

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    HTC fetish

    brand: HTC - Hollywood Trading Company :rolleyes:

    product: Accesories (belts)

    country: USA (?)

    style: punk/glamour fetish
     
  12. _7.

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    comment's?
     
  13. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    There is an existing thread on this by Tangerine. The owner of HTC replied to that thread.
     
  14. AlexN

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  15. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    right on!!...thanks for the link...merging now...:heart:
     

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