Strapped

The story of a belt bound Buddah from Badichi that doesn’t bring me good luck.

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I’ve never been one for good luck charms or talismans, believing that if there’s an evil eye or spell coming after me, there would be little a rabbits foot or hamsa could do to protect me. So it may seem weird that I’ve taken to wearing a little jolly faced bald man on my belt, as it has nothing to do with my beliefs, and everything to do with how he matches the other baldie on my True Religions.

Badichi Belts (159 Prince Street, NYC) had invited me to check out their store, browse through their selection of leather belts and buckles, and create my own.

The walls of Badichi are lined with leathers from across the world, with colors and textures that you cannot find anywhere. I spent about an hour looking at each intricate buckle, as I was told that picking the buckle is the first step in making my own belt, a process that takes owner Yinon Badichi less than 2 minutes.

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I was drawn to three buckles, a large lion head, a vintage looking Ganesha, and a large Buddah head.

I choose Buddah.

Next step, pick a leather belt.

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I was extremely drawn to the gold textured belts, thinking of fashion statements that I could make with them, and decided to go with a something a bit more subdued since the head was a statement in itself. The pale pink belt was wrapped around my waist for measurement, and within one minute, I had a customized belt. Baller.

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Photos by Margrit Wenzel

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The final belt…

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Separately, my ass is looking phenom in these jeans. I just had to point it out.

Think you could handle my ba-dunka dunk dunk?

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