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post #16 of 25

Bumping this topic.

 

As a general rule of thumb, how much should the end of a belt stick out from the last pant belt loop that it comes out of?  Is 1" too short?

 

Also, is there a "bespoke" belt shop in NYC?

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by mljs54 View Post

Bumping this topic.

As a general rule of thumb, how much should the end of a belt stick out from the last pant belt loop that it comes out of?  Is 1" too short?

Also, is there a "bespoke" belt shop in NYC?

To me 1" would be a bit short - its going to depend on where the belt loop is though. In an ideal world you should be wearing your belt on the middle of its holes so it looks symmetrical and I think thats probably more important than the precise length of tail, as long as the amount is reasonable

Very much personal taste and Im sure others will have different views

Charlie
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post


To me 1" would be a bit short - its going to depend on where the belt loop is though. In an ideal world you should be wearing your belt on the middle of its holes so it looks symmetrical and I think thats probably more important than the precise length of tail, as long as the amount is reasonable

Very much personal taste and Im sure others will have different views

Charlie
 
Thanks.  I bought a C&J belt but I fear it's too short.  I followed the general 2 sizes up rule (I'm a 35/36 waist) and got a 38 belt.  I'm at about 1" out the belt loop on the 2nd to last hole.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by AskAndyAboutClothes View Post

Belt sizes are two inches wider than your waist size in even numbers. So if your waist measurement is 34 you buy a 36 belt. Belts are sold only in even number sizes. If your waist is an odd number, 33 for example, it's better to go up one notch to a 36 belt and not the 34. The buckle tongue should fit into the center hole (usually #3 since most belts have five holes) so that the tail ends up just past the first loop on your pants. Andy

This is flat out untrue unless the pants are vanity sized.

Belt size and pant size should be the same. If they're not, something is wrong. When clueless salesmen tell you to buy the next size up, they are wrong.

Seriously, take out a tape measure. Buckle to center hole should measure out to the size of the belt. All of mine certainly do.
post #20 of 25
^^^ After some years of trial and error I now know this to be true.
post #21 of 25
The correct belt is one that fit, despite what that manufacturer describes it as...
post #22 of 25

Most belts have 5 holes and ideally you should be using the middle one - that gives you room to make it larger or smaller.

 

Belt sizing can be done with actual waist measurement plus 2 inches or pants waist size in inches plus 2 inches!

 

Here is a handy conversion chart:

 

http://www.sizecharter.com/clothing-fit-and-measurement/belt-size-charts

post #23 of 25

To me the correct belt is a belt that you use in the third (middlle) hole

post #24 of 25

The proper placement to buckle a belt is so ONE HOLE is vacant between where you fasten it and the end of the belt. Otherwise you may appear as if you borrowed your larger friends clothing accessory, or worse, that you have a dollar store mentality when clothes shopping.

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The other standard is: a belt that fits you buttons at the third button.

 

I think thats the key

 

what about width? 1.5 for jeans, 1 inch to 1 1/4 for dress pants. What width for sport chinos or khakis? 

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