Time To Resurrect The...? Guatemalan Belt

I have a secret and it's sold in the parking lot of Phish concerts.

Jun 24, 2011 at 11:05am | Leave a comment

There's a little something that's been weighing on my mind. Back when I was struggling with how to wear a size 20 pair of Polo Ralph Lauren pants, I asked Laia to help me. In so doing, she complimented my brown belt.

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I just took the compliment and felt rather smug for styling my big girl pants to Laia's liking. But I suppose it's time I came clean. That belt is not simply brown. You see, what lurked behind me was....

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a GUATEMALAN BELT.

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The kind you may have seen on more boarding school kids in New England who listened to the Dead than on actual Guatemalans.

Like almost everything I own, this was purchased for $1 in the corner of a junk shop in upstate New York. I just can't decide if I like it. And that's the beauty of buying things for $1: Buy now, think later.

As the day wore on, I became self-conscious about the glaring 90s-ness of this belt, so I eventually untucked my shirt and covered it up. If you think I'm crazy and you want a Guatemalan belt yourself, options abound online. Here are a couple:

This website makes my head hurt, but you want options? TerraExperienceOnline.com will give you options. Their belts cost $25-$40.

Want more options? Try GuatemalaRainbow.com for $19.50.

Do you think it's time to resurrect the Guatemalan belt on non-Guatemalans or should it never have left the nineties? Let me hear it below.

UPDATE: My friend Lindsay recently trendspotted this on a gentleman walking the streets of New York. This fad has officially taken off.

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