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Belt width to wear with jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by neato, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. neato

    neato Well-Known Member

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    How wide should a belt be to be wearable with jeans?

    1 1/4"? 1 1/2"?

    I would think 1" would be too small (like a dress belt?).
     
  2. wmmk

    wmmk Well-Known Member

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    How wide should a belt be to be wearable with jeans?

    1 1/4"? 1 1/2"?

    I would think 1" would be too small (like a dress belt?).


    Depends on the jeans' belt loops. Anyway, if it's something like a braided or ribbon belt, then it's ok for it to be thinner.
     
  3. rapdancin

    rapdancin Well-Known Member

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    i usually wear 1.5"
     
  4. raulishere

    raulishere Well-Known Member

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    Go big or go home get a 2" one from crate
     
  5. Big Pun

    Big Pun Well-Known Member

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    1.5" Any less usually seems feminine.
     
  6. poly800rock

    poly800rock Well-Known Member

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    1.5" Any less usually seems feminine.

    i used to say the same thing till i started wearing my eg belt full time
     
  7. darkie_one

    darkie_one Well-Known Member

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    1.5'' is ok with my nudies and apc's
     
  8. kontai69

    kontai69 Well-Known Member

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    From what I've looked at, 1.5" seems like the most common size for a jeans belt.
     
  9. brohymn

    brohymn Well-Known Member

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    Anything bigger than 1.5" looks really stupid.
     
  10. Nuff said

    Nuff said Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the jeans. I have found the most versatile width to be 1 3/8" for slim jeans and slim chinos but belts are quite hard to find in this width.

    1 1/4" would be the narrowest I would go for slim dressy denim.

    1 1/2" works better with with less dressy jeans and fits.

    2" belts can work with workwear type looks but most jeans will not have wide enough belt loops to take them.
     
  11. slappysloopy

    slappysloopy Well-Known Member

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    1" seems a bit thin for jeans. I have most between 1 3/8 and 1 5/8. one is almost 2" and is almost uncomfortable when sitting down. (The buckle is monstrous.)
     
  12. bl@ster

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    I wear 1 3/4" width belt with my jeans and I find that it's wide enough and works well.
     
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    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Nopike: Thanks for the link. Hadn't heard of Sole Survivor before. Looks like some great stuff, will kop soon.

    I've been ordering custom belts from Handmaden Leather with good results. I also requested an un-dyed natural leather and she had no problem with this and no extra charge. Made in USA.

    http://www.handmadenleather.com/1plainleatbe.html
     
  16. Grant Barnes

    Grant Barnes New Member

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    Does this advice differ if the jeans are dressy and their loops are 2"?
     
  17. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Active Member

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    1.75-inch or 1.5-inch wide. Here's a Dukes Artisan 'San Antonio' belt:
    [​IMG]

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  18. Sheepdog149

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    [​IMG]1.75-inch Garrison Belt

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  20. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Active Member

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    [​IMG]
    Personally, I like bold buckles, as they can add a rugged, free-spirited character to the belt.

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