The other day I arrived at the office about the same time as one of my engineers. He'd played racquetball on the way to the office and had forgotten to bring a belt. He scrounged up a cord from the box of discarded electronics in the "hardware reclamation bin" (otherwise known as dumpster diving). Here's a picture of the fashionable outcome of his efforts:
The only thing that might have topped this look would have been if he'd used a mouse cord, and left the mouse attached.