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scottnshelly
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always worn Century 2" belts. Sure, the first couple months to a year can be awkward with tying and hanging and all that. I still prefer the 2" though.

It doesn't have anything to do with trying to draw attention to the belt or to make me feel more important or any type of fashion statement. I just prefer the wider belt, it feels more like a "real" belt to me. It feels like a step up from an underbelt, I guess.
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IcemanSK
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scottnshelly wrote:
I still prefer the 2" though.

It doesn't have anything to do with trying to draw attention to the belt or to make me feel more important or any type of fashion statement. I just prefer the wider belt, it feels more like a "real" belt to me. It feels like a step up from an underbelt, I guess.


I'm of the same opinion. My 1st BB from my instructor (22 years ago) was a 2" belt. It feels normal to me. I've worn 1 3/4" belts & they don't feel comfortable. There certainly are "showy" belts, but 2" belts are still considered "normal" size width.
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Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yupp im a 1 3/4 advocate as well, hangs nicely, breaks in easier, and yea the 2inchers are wicked hard to keep tied in the beginning.
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IcemanSK
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim wrote:
yupp im a 1 3/4 advocate as well, hangs nicely, breaks in easier, and yea the 2inchers are wicked hard to keep tied in the beginning.


Eosin Panther sells a "soft belt" that a lot Korean stylists like. It comes in 1 3/4" & 2". I like mine so much that when I tested for 3rd Dan, I sent it back to them to add another stripe.

To each his own.
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Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IcemanSK wrote:
Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim wrote:
yupp im a 1 3/4 advocate as well, hangs nicely, breaks in easier, and yea the 2inchers are wicked hard to keep tied in the beginning.


Eosin Panther sells a "soft belt" that a lot Korean stylists like. It comes in 1 3/4" & 2". I like mine so much that when I tested for 3rd Dan, I sent it back to them to add another stripe.

To each his own.


really? that sounds cool...do they have a website???
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IcemanSK
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EosinPanther.com The owner, Mr. Yi is a great guy. These are the best belts I've seen. Shuriedo & Tokido (sp?) are much more expensive. And (if it matters to you) they're made in the USA.
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Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, they sound great...i'll check them out. thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuilli, Kyo Sah Nim wrote:
cool, they sound great...i'll check them out. thanks!
in tang soo,
k.chuilli


So, did you buy one, Kyo Sah Nim?
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mjh1969
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great information. I prefer 1 3/4 belts. 2 inch belts are very difficult to work with.
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SLK59
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer the traditional 1 3/4" width, for the reasons mentioned by others above. I have worn Tokaido in the past, but KI International is my belt of choice these days.
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