Belt too tight, belt too loose

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  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    New stress point creation>rip>r.i.p.
     
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    Merkurial as always.
     
  3. Sanguis Mortuum

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    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?
    It's like if you wore womens underwear. Nobody's gonna see it, but that doesn't make it any less wrong.
     
  4. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    It's like if you wore womens underwear. Nobody's gonna see it, but that doesn't make it any less wrong.

    Cary Grant did it.[​IMG]
     
  5. NoNothingGuy

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    It seems like an odd situation, but I am suffering a similar issue right now.

    I have a casual leather belt from Orvis that I wear with jeans and chinos. It is about 5 years old and I love it. It was not super expensive, but it would be hard to replace. Over the past year, as I have acquired more pants in my actual waist size, I have noticed that I am in between notches. My belt begins to ride lower than the button if i wear it on the usual notch, and if i go to the next, it looks awful b/c the front of the belt has this major wear pattern from using the original notch for 4+ years.

    It doesn't look right, and I am going to have to get a new belt. Sad stuff.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    It doesn't look right, and I am going to have to get a new belt. Sad stuff.

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  7. KingOfTheForum

    KingOfTheForum Senior member

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    If you have a belt with a removable buckle, remove the buckle and cut some of the excess leather off of the end of the belt (the part that the buckle fastens to). That should shorten your belt enough to at least minimize the issue.
     
  8. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    one of these monstrosities might help

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  9. Loupe

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    A bit pricey would be a Roland Iten mechanical buckle:

    A bit pricey?!? At $15,000, I should say that puts it squarely out of my reach...
     
  10. Cary Grant

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    Cary Grant did it.[​IMG]

    Leave my lacy silk undies out of this.
     
  11. Pantisocrat

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    This post deserves a Nobel Prize. [​IMG]

    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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  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    A bit pricey?!? At $15,000, I should say that puts it squarely out of my reach...

    Will at A Suitable Wardobe will be offering the Iten buckles on his site shortly.

    The price will be the same, starting at $15K, but shipping will be free.

    In the US.


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  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    This post deserves a Nobel Prize. [​IMG]

    I want one of the Nobels that are harder to get than the Peace Prize one, though.


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    I want one of the Nobels that are harder to get than the Peace Prize one, though. - B
    how about the Lenin peace prize? Much harder to get than the Nobel one. I'm surprised no one mentions buying hole punching tools, the very thing belt makers use to put those perfectly round holes in your belts to begin with. These punch tools also allow insertion of spiffy and double cap rivets, which often time hold the buckles together without the need for stitching. They go for under $10 dollars for a set and are great investment, just like a case of watchmaker's Bergeon screwdrivers for odd eyeglass repairs. I cry whenever I see a guy takes a flat tire to a bike shop. These are the little things that should come as natural as getting a boner.
     
  15. voxsartoria

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    These are the little things that should come as natural as getting a boner.

    You have just answered you own question

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