Belt too tight, belt too loose - Page 3
It's got holes in it already.
The only situation in which I could imagine somebody staring at your belt closely enough to notice the holes aren't equidistant would be during what became known in the UK as a Taylforth (after a soap star, Gillian, and her partner were caught on a motorway hard shoulder with her paying particular attention to his lower abdomen. And unable to talk). Under the circumstances, I'd hope all concerned had more on their mind.
Muhammad Yunus is speaking here tomorrow. I'll let him know he should have turned down the peace prize and waited for the slightly less red-headed stepchild economics prize. Hopefully he isn't smart enough to retort that the economics prize isn't a true Nobel.
I'm hopeful that Iten will take over making the Nobel medals so that they can be mechanized at long last.
What will happen is that you will reduce the amount of space between holes and weaken the leather around those particular holes as there will be less leather to distribute the tension. However, I assume people don't wear their belts so cinched that they are actively stretching the leather. And if that is truly the case, then I don't see it causing much damage, especially if it's a temporary solution. If your belt is actual thick full grain leather, you should be able to punch a hole cleanly. If your belt is thin leather with some type of filler, then you might not be too pleased with the results as the layers may separate.
Beyond the fit of the belt, you will now have three holes in close proximity (that's what she said) and it might be noticed. In the long term, that belt will be a throw away belt. I would recommend either buying a new belt or having your existing belt shortened.
I think this is a problem that plagues the vast majority of guys. Almost as bad is the hole of where I "use to be". Something my wife reminds me of periodically. Stopped having this issue recently though when I switched to a different brand of belt that is 1/4" adjustable. Problem solved :)
I bought a belt that's a size too large and can't return it. I can wear it at the innermost hole, but it's still a tad loose. I was thinking that I could punch a hole further up, but the "loose" end already sticks out too far to the left for my tastes. Do you guys think that a reasonably-skilled cobbler would be able to shorten it at the buckle? Or is this something that would be easy to mess up? It's a nice calf belt that I've hardly worn, so I'd hate to write it off altogether.