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post #16 of 51
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Originally Posted by grimslade
I'm a lefty. The tip of my belt points to the left. FWTW.

I'm also a lefty and the tip of my belt points to the left. Anyone who doesn't do it my way is a girly man.
post #17 of 51
Mine usually points to the left, but once in a while I'll switch it up to reverse the warping of the belt. Not sure if it actually works.
post #18 of 51
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Originally Posted by nelly
we should note that for D-ring belts, you have to put it on in the opposite direction to make it point left.
Why exactly is that important? In one of my pictures I'm wearing one with chinos, and nobody seemed to tell me I was doing it the "wrong" way.
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Why exactly is that important? In one of my pictures I'm wearing one with chinos, and nobody seemed to tell me I was doing it the "wrong" way.

It's not important at all. It's just a convention - men counter-clockwise, women clockwise. Some like to follow conventions (or are simply used to following them, like me), some don't care, and some like to reject or fight conventions. All are fine with me
post #20 of 51
These belts show that for the maker's name to be right side up the excess need point left:
post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Why exactly is that important? In one of my pictures I'm wearing one with chinos, and nobody seemed to tell me I was doing it the "wrong" way.
We didn't want to embarrass you, but now that you mention it . . .
post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
These belts show that for the maker's name to be right side up the excess need point left:
Who's the maker? I can't quite make it out.
post #23 of 51
Brioni, Brioni, Ferragamo (sterling silver), Brioni
post #24 of 51
After kitonbrioni's undeniable visual evidence, I think the debate is over. Thank you kb for showing these right-siders that they are wrong.
post #25 of 51
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Originally Posted by Earthmover
Mine usually points to the left, but once in a while I'll switch it up to reverse the warping of the belt. Not sure if it actually works.

This is what I've always done. I actually switch it up everyother wear. I should point out that I dress casually 99% of the time. And I have noticed stretching on the top or bottom of my belt if it's worn in the same direction for too long.
post #26 of 51
All you have to do is look at a buckle with something on it to realize they;re doing it wrong.
post #27 of 51
as a right-sider I know it's "wrong" but it's *so* wrong that it just feels so right
post #28 of 51
Then again, because of popular convention, all the embossing could be done to conform to it - becuase they are written this way doesn't necessarily mean it is the "right" way, maybe it's just that most people do it this way.

BTW, I am a conformist.
post #29 of 51
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Sorry, but not being of immediate British ancestry, nor having been presented with any reason why I should regard their armed forces as authorities on sartorial matters, I see no reason why that tradition should be of any relevance to myself, or really, any average person trying to decide how to thread his belt.

It's not out of ignorance that I choose to thread my belt one way or another, but a matter of practicality and logic. Gee, should I thread my belt in one direction in a quick, familiar motion that affords my natural hand dominance, or should I spend several extra minutes awkwardly pushing it through another way because someone is going to browbeat me by saying that the British Army demands I do it that way? Getting worked up about how other people thread their belts is what I find "retarded."

The basis of all pointless arguments-scramble for any reason to justify your original position regardless of whether that was the reason for your original decision.

Regardless of you unfortunate heritage if it takes you several extra minutes to thread a belt, perhaps you are the retard?
post #30 of 51
Sheesh, it's just brainless. I agree with the "dominant hand" theory. That and habit. I had a watch with leather strap, worn on left wrist (I'm a righty), and occasionally the strap broke requiring replacement. Sometime the watch face ME, and sometimes not. Unless I "belted" it the other way. I got used to it.

Reminds me of the bow tie question...left over right, over right over left ? It doesn't matter as long as it works.
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