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What is the little tab on trousers waistband for?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by coatandthai, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. coatandthai

    coatandthai Senior member

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    What do you do with this thing (it is black below, to the right and below the button closure tab), or is it just a legacy item like suit sleeve buttons. It's on nicer pants like Incotex and RLPL. [​IMG]
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    You just fasten it over the button that corresponds with it. It helps to keep the front of the trousers flat.
     
  3. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    No, the black tab that does not button.
     
  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Keeps the belt in place...
     
  5. darkoak

    darkoak Senior member

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    It's to keep your belt in place.
     
  6. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    No, the black tab that does not button.

    Sorry. I misunderstood. I believe it's a hanging tab, much as with coats.
     
  7. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    Steve B.and darkoak are correct. Place the loop over the pin of your belt buckle. The loop keeps the belt centred.

    Aus
     
  8. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Steve B.and darkoak are correct. Place the loop over the pin of your belt buckle. The loop keeps the belt centred.
    I have never seen this before. Is it visible when you loop it over your belt pin? Isn't that unsightly? I like the lining of those trousers.
     
  9. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I have never seen this before. Is it visible when you loop it over your belt pin? Isn't that unsightly? I like the lining of those trousers.
    no, you put the pin in the loop, and only then do you fasten the belt. hence, the little loop is concealed by your belt tail. !luc
     
  10. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    [​IMG][/quote]
    The loop is usually made from the same material as the trousers and it is primarily found on Italian garments.
     
  11. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Well, I missed again...I thought you were referring to that loop (tag?) on the back of the waistband. Third time's the charm, I guess.
     
  12. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I've seen these on CT trousers too. Pretty nifty idea.
     

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