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post #46 of 55
In the picture above, I have a question about the belt buckles. Counting from the left, are the 3rd,4th,7th ones going to be as secure as 1st, 2nd,5th,6th ones since the later is the traditional where belt's hole is secured by the pin all the way while the former only sits on top of the hole and seems like it can pop off if you were running on something.
post #47 of 55
Some nice belts Tomasso, especially the third and fifth from the left...
post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by Almighty1
In the picture above, I have a question about the belt buckles. Counting from the left, are the 3rd,4th,7th ones going to be as secure as 1st, 2nd,5th,6th ones since the later is the traditional where belt's hole is secured by the pin all the way while the former only sits on top of the hole and seems like it can pop off if you were running on something.

Usually there's a bulbous part to the pin on that type of buckle, so it remains quite secure.
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by meaculpa
Usually there's a bulbous part to the pin on that type of buckle, so it remains quite secure.

You're right, but these slide buckles use a hinged compression closure mechanism. Most of the engine turned sterling silver buckles do as well. They will, on rare occasion, malfunction but it's really nothing to worry about.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by meaculpa
Usually there's a bulbous part to the pin on that type of buckle, so it remains quite secure.

I just remember I had belts with the sliding mechanism that started to pop out once the belt was getting old after being worn alot as the hole widens a bit but those were like very cheap belts. I thought dress belts still were using the traditional buckle though since atleast for Allen-Edmonds, their dress belts all have the traditional buckle with the exception of the Mora which has the sliding buckle. Any comments on the Double loop buckles like the one used on the Louis Vuitton Perforated belt since there are no pins at all. I would imagine that works the same way as adjustable shoulder straps used on backpacks.
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by Almighty1
I thought dress belts still were using the traditional buckle though since atleast for Allen-Edmonds, their dress belts all have the traditional buckle with the exception of the Mora which has the sliding buckle.

There is no such thing as a traditional belt buckle, although the compression buckle comes closest to that description.

The belt itself is a tradition, since there are other alternatives to holding up one's pants.
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by caelte
There is no such thing as a traditional belt buckle, although the compression buckle comes closest to that description.

The belt itself is a tradition, since there are other alternatives to holding up one's pants.

I thought the one in Tomasso's picture on the far left would be considered a traditional buckle as far as the fastening mechanism goes.
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by Almighty1
I thought the one in Tomasso's picture on the far left would be considered a traditional buckle as far as the fastening mechanism goes.

I'd describe it as the usual.
Buckles with tongues are the type commonly used on dress belts, but compression buckles and plate buckles are in common use as well.
It is traditional to use a belt.
Pants are generally constructed to accommodate it's use.
post #54 of 55
caelte,

I think I'm trying to get the terminology correct. Can you give me a rough idea of what buckle with tongues looks like as well as the compression and plate buckles?
post #55 of 55
Speaking about buckles, if a belt came was available with the same style/design buckle but offered a choice of a Gold or Palladium plating, which one would be more classy? Since I thought Palladium while it looks like Silver could be thought of as Platinum which is worth more than Gold.
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