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Proper Style for Wearing a Belt Between 2 Sizes

jdgershbein

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One area of my wardrobe in drastic need of a refresh is belts. I will be retooling both leather and fabric styles to augment my classic suit and odd trousers as well as casual pieces (jeans and chinos). The problem: I'm a "tweener." Currently, my belts are all size 32; they will buckle comfortably at the second hole but barely make it through the first pant loop. If I go with a size 34, there is way too much belt that juts out past that first loop and the tail of the belt sticks out too far.

The stretch belts, which I am liking, are no problem. I can go with the 32. But for high-quality leather, what route should I take to look appropriate? (NOTE: I could consider shortening a 34, but belts are expensive nowadays and I'm trying to be sensible about my spend.)
 

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if your budget allows, consider a custom belt. You can then specify the holes wherever you like. I have a few belts from Equus Leather but of course there are other choices.
 

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If you buy belts from places like Equus you can get them made in more specific sizes.
 

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As others have mentioned, you can get a custom leather belt made. Some I've used in the past:

Dress belts: Chester Mox
Semi-casual belts: Equus Leathers, Narragansett Leathers, and James Reid
Casual belts: Custom Leather Belts, Kika NY, and Don't Mourn, Organize.
 

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Appreciate the responses, gents.

I think the belt is one of the more underrated accessories -- even in an "untucked" society.

And with so many amazing footwear styles available now, including the advent of multitone sneakers, belts become yet another way to rock an ensemble.
 

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As others have mentioned, you can get a custom leather belt made. Some I've used in the past:

Dress belts: Chester Mox
Semi-casual belts: Equus Leathers, Narragansett Leathers, and James Reid
Casual belts: Custom Leather Belts, Kika NY, and Don't Mourn, Organize.
And beyond that, most leather belts can be altered in length at the buckle end. Sometimes you can do it yourself (if the rivet unscrews); otherwise a shoe repair shop can handle it.
 

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