what are the philosophies for removing belt loops and adding side tabs? ive got some pants that the fastening tabs are extended to give the pants a somewhat off-center look (i dont know how else to explain it...basically tab does not fasten centered with the zipper). i think that it looks kind of weird when i wear a belt, but i think the fact that there are belt loops and im not wearing a belt looks just as weird. so ive been deciding whether i should remove the belt loops and get side tabs put on. how much does that run btw? im kind of a stocky guy so i was wondering if i dont wear belts, it would have a lengthening/slimming effect on me. im 5'7.5, 180lbs, 34/29-30, 44R.