Belt width to wear with jeans?

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  1. neato

    neato Senior 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

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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 Senior member

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    i usually wear 1.5"
     


  4. raulishere

    raulishere Senior member

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    Go big or go home get a 2" one from crate
     


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    Big Pun Senior 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
     


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    darkie_one Senior member

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    1.5'' is ok with my nudies and apc's
     


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


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    brohymn Senior member

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    Anything bigger than 1.5" looks really stupid.
     


  10. Nuff said

    Nuff said Senior 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.
     


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    slappysloopy Senior 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.)
     


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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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    westinghouse Senior member

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    1 3/4"
     


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  15. bl@ster

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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
     


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