Japanese gyaru-o and onii-kei megastore Silver Bullet has launched their “visual rock site”, which is really just a lot of pictures of visual-kei bands in Silver Bullet clothing. SCREW, ViViD and Lolita 23q show up to show off Silver Bullet’s latest wares from Civarize, Cavaria, Jury Black, 5th, ElCid and Diavlo.
It’s worth noting that this is a pretty good example of just how easy it is to make cheap clothes look good if you have access to beautiful models and professional photography. However, looking at the actual items on the web shop will give you quite a reality check, and I wonder how most of those items would look after repeated wearing and washing.
Nonetheless, if you’re looking for some affordable rock-n-roll threads, you can do worse than checking this out.
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I ended up picking this up, no regrets. Quality is better than expected for the price and it’s the best looking belt Diavlo has ever released. And they’re still available at Diavlo’s web store!
I normally don’t like Diavlo’s stuff — it’s tacky and outrageous in a bad way — but this belt caught my eye. For some reason 109-2’s pictures are incredibly small, but this belt seems pretty cool. Considering picking it up. It’s ¥5990 at Men’s 109-2.
合皮 is synthetic leather, regardless of what Google tells you.
So, I bought this Diavlo bag a while ago.
It has a cool design, and Google said it was “leather”.
So OK, cool. However, I began to notice some discrepancies:
- Diavlo lists this bag as “leather”, but their belts are “natural leather”
- However, they have some other bags that are explicitly “synthetic leather”
- Then Diavlo listed a new bag with “natural leather”
Long story short, 合皮 really is an alternate spelling for “synthetic leather” that sometimes Google translates incorrectly. There are some instances where it is translated correctly, though.
The design of the bag is still neat but I don’t really like synthetic leather. I paid ¥9800 for it plus proxy fees etc. I’d be willing to sell it for $100 USD if anyone is interested in it. I haven’t gotten it/used it yet. Otherwise, I suppose I’ll make the best of it.
I think I’ll stick with their belts from now on.
Diavlo — Leather Belt — ¥4990
Also comes in black matte and black enamel.