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post #46 of 66
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Belts are for loser. When you have bespoken pants, you don't need no belts.

What? Well, do you have a bespoke belt for your bespoke pants?
post #47 of 66
CCW for all belts except 2, which are so thick, the loop holding the buckle has to sit on the button site or it feels like the belt protrudes too much. I bespeak that most people don't wear belts to actually keep their trousers up. I find wearing a belt on trousers that are loose enough to fall down without one causes the material to twist so much under the belt it becomes uncomfortable. When a $30 alteration will fix trousers pre-made from non-bespoken material, why use a $100 belt for something so obvious as holding pants up? Everybody knows a belt is only used so the belt loops don't look precariously empty.
post #48 of 66
I assumed everyone wore theirs clockwise, like I do. Then last year I was given a belt with my initials engraved. Unless I want them upside down, it has to go on anti-clockwise. I was truly surprised. But reading this thread, the military alignment aspects makes perfect sense.
post #49 of 66
Right handers (counterclockwise) and left handers (clockwise) will probably put their belts on opposite directions. It's easier to see the belt going across your body, and it's a more natural motion for each of those groups, since they will be using different hands. Belts, if they have an "up" orientation, will tend to be put on a counterclockwise fashion (looking down), or to the left, since 90% of the population is right-handed.
post #50 of 66
If you put it on clockwise, you can't use those little tabs for the tang of your belt-buckle on high-end pants.
post #51 of 66
Mens, buttons are on the r/h side, so they can use the right hand to put then through the button hole easily. Ladies were given the reverse, so that their maids/servants could do up their buttons easily. The belt end (opposite end to the buckle) similarly needs to be on the right, so it is easily put through the buckle on the left.
Elsewhere on the web is this comment; "Women insert the belt into the first loop on their right hip. Men insert the belt into the first loop on their left hip. "
- http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2429705 #14.
post #52 of 66
This is why I purchase RLBL suits.
post #53 of 66
counter
post #54 of 66
Counterclockwise.
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post
You should do a crosspost to AAAC, I believe you will get a deeper, more ANALytical answer there.
No, Cruiser would step forward to defend the clockwise minority (sartorial precedents notwithstanding), and counterclockwise formites will be forced to flee or remain silent. The ASCII string "clock" would also be added to the forbidden word parser.
post #55 of 66
I'm amazed that people are still posting to this (me included).

Seems pretty conclusive that most men , and responses here, place their belt according to their handedness. You can see where the belt end is going in these directions when using your dominant hand.

RIght handed counterclockwise (looking down)
Left handed clockwise.

Anyone posting after this , should be only posting exceptions, as I'd like to hear about that.
post #56 of 66
Wow, you guys are as weird as I am. A whole discussion about which way to put on a belt - I love it.

Oh, and I always assumed that the clockwise standard went hand in hand with the buttons-on-the-right standard. For Halloween once I used some women's pants as part of my costume--it's amazing how awkward it was to work the "backwards" closure. I still put on my belt counter-clockwise, and it just seemed less elegant/aesthetically pleasing. Not sure if that's just because it's not what I'm used to, or if there's an inherent balance in going counter-clockwise with men's pants.
post #57 of 66
Counter.
post #58 of 66
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Originally Posted by orthofrancis View Post
I'm amazed that people are still posting to this (me included).

Seems pretty conclusive that most men , and responses here, place their belt according to their handedness. You can see where the belt end is going in these directions when using your dominant hand.

RIght handed counterclockwise (looking down)
Left handed clockwise.

Anyone posting after this , should be only posting exceptions, as I'd like to hear about that.

What should have been obvious is that there is a right way and a wrong way and the people doing wrong are trying to justify their incorrect threading by faulty reasoning; left-handed, southern hemisphere, married a ginger etc.

Number of belts designed to be worn threaded clockwise - 0
Number of belts designed to be worn threaded anti- clockwise - non trivial amount

I think that says it all.
post #59 of 66
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
If you put it on clockwise, you can't use those little tabs for the tang of your belt-buckle on high-end pants.

So that's what that's for!
post #60 of 66
^Why isn't this guy banned yet? He's been spamming topics/threads like crazy. Anyways, I'm right handed, and I've never even thought about doing it clockwise.
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