Belt direction

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  1. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


  2. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior member

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    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.
     


  3. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    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.
     


  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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 [​IMG]
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    These belts show that for the maker's name to be right side up the excess need point left:
    [​IMG]
     


  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    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 . . .
     


  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    These belts show that for the maker's name to be right side up the excess need point left:
    [​IMG]

    Who's the maker? I can't quite make it out. [​IMG]
     


  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Brioni, Brioni, Ferragamo (sterling silver), Brioni
     


  9. nelly

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    After kitonbrioni's undeniable visual evidence, I think the debate is over. Thank you kb for showing these right-siders that they are wrong.
     


  10. someoneNew

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    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.
     


  11. jml90

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    All you have to do is look at a buckle with something on it to realize they;re doing it wrong.
     


  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    as a right-sider I know it's "wrong" but it's *so* wrong that it just feels so right
     


  13. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    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.
     


  14. Nonk

    Nonk Senior member

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    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?
     


  15. tabasco

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    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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