Belt too tight, belt too loose

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  1. rastapunk8

    rastapunk8 New Member

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    Ugh.

    I got three new pairs of pants from Thick as Thieves a few months ago. They fit perfectly. In fact, they fit too perfectly.

    They fit so perfectly that my belts (including a new one I just bought to try and rectify this issue) are too loose on the notch I usually use, or too tight when I try to go to the next notch. Under the normal notch, my belt is so loose it literally hangs a half inch from the top of the pants. Under the next tightest notch, my belts are so tight that the pants slide down underneath them.

    What the heck can a guy do here?

    Currently I just don't wear a belt with these pants. The no belt look works better when wearing suits, but I don't have matching jackets (just pants), so I'm wearing pants and a dress shirt without a belt. Seems odd to me.

    Apparently my waist size is right in the middle of the two notches on my belts. Short of digging a new hole on these belts in between these two notches (which I will not do), what the heck can I do here? No belt is going to fit just right.

    I'm a sad panda.
     
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    srivats Senior member

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    What the heck can a guy do here?



    Um ... Punch holes in between existing ones?
     
  3. needshoehelp

    needshoehelp Senior member

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    I have the same problem. Can most cobblers do this?
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Buy a d-ring style belt that doesn't require holes.
     
  5. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    My cobbler charges $6 to shorten a belt
     
  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    If you have it shortened from the buckle by an amount approximately equal to half the distance between the two holes, then it should line up nicely with one of them.
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I am monitoring this thread closely.


    - B
     
  8. needshoehelp

    needshoehelp Senior member

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    If you have it shortened from the buckle by an amount approximately equal to half the distance between the two holes, then it should line up nicely with one of them.

    Isn't it easier to just punch an extra hole between the other two?
     
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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Isn't it easier to just punch an extra hole between the other two?

    Easier, yes. But it will also be a bit odd having an extra hole inbetween the usual ones. Shortening from the buckle would be more 'correct'.
     
  11. GBer

    GBer Senior member

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    Depending on the quality of the belt, use a Swiss Army knife. If it's really nice or you have a strange belt hooking mechanism, take it to a pro.
     
  12. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    If you have it shortened from the buckle by an amount approximately equal to half the distance between the two holes, then it should line up nicely with one of them.

    Answer. Poking a hole between holes will ruin the belt.
     
  13. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Black & Decker Workmate, Stihlsaw, Angle Grinder, Chainsaw, Hobbyist Air Compressor , Airless Spray Unit and Graco Golden Gun, Full Set Artisan Woodworking Chisels , Leaf Blower and Two Pack Epoxy Glue and your good to go mate !! Cant you do bugga all for yourself FFS [​IMG]
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Buy a d-ring style belt that doesn't require holes.

    Well, it depends on your budget. While a D-ring on a suit is very Luca, what if he wants something dressier?

    A bit pricey would be a Roland Iten mechanical buckle:

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    For considerably less, you could get a Kielty T-2:

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    At the bottom of the heap, you can get the plain Jane slide buckle. A version is 1.25" for the collegiate-averse can be had here:

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    In all cases, look Ma! no holes!


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  15. needshoehelp

    needshoehelp Senior member

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    Answer. Poking a hole between holes will ruin the belt.

    I fail to see how it would ruin the belt. While it might look odd viewed up close, when wearing it nobody would--or even could--notice the extra hole. Or am I missing something?
     

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