Which way do you put your belt on? Clockwise or counterclockwise?

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  1. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    i do it left because one of my belts makes me do it left. if i didnt the logo would be upside down. which makes me believe that there is an understanding among manufacturers that belts should be put on counter-clockwise
     


  2. rockyfella

    rockyfella Well-Known Member

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    I put it in clockwise. I also tend to pick up a guitar upside down.
     


  3. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    both, i'm ambidextrous and it feels right both ways (and no i don't mean sexually). counter for dress occasions though.
     


  4. sonlegoman

    sonlegoman Senior member

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    Doesn't it also look better counterclockwise? Since all men's clothes have the overlapping flap on the left, shouldn't your belt have the overlapping buckle on the left? Like on shirts and pants, the buttons go in a way that the overlapping fabric is on the left. I think photos would illustrate this better but I'm too lazy.
     


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    T4phage Senior member

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    You should do a crosspost to AAAC, I believe you will get a deeper, more ANALytical answer there.
     


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    Rkteez Well-Known Member

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  7. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Clockwise.

    I feel like I'm in groundhogs day.
     


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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Wow, I can't even fathom putting on a belt clockwise.
     


  9. Gene22

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    Wow, I can't even fathom putting on a belt clockwise.

    +1. Mostly because the military had made me wear one counter-clockwise for quite some time.

    ~ Graham
     


  10. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    I'm left-handed. Don't know if that makes a difference...

    EDIT: I just looked down, and my belt is on counter-clockwise. Did I mention I'm also dyslexic?
     


  11. Tangfastic

    Tangfastic Senior member

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    I'm confused by the clockwise/counter/end thing.
    I thought men dressed to the right - my belt buckle is on my right hand side and the tail of the belt points right. All my shirts and coats have the buttons on the right, so I assume the belt clasp should be on the right too. But it seems like I've got this wrong somewhere...

    Edit: thinking about it in terms of male / female, the buckle should go on the left - the side opposite to the buttons.
     


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  13. Toad

    Toad Senior member

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    Doesn't it also look better counterclockwise? Since all men's clothes have the overlapping flap on the left, shouldn't your belt have the overlapping buckle on the left? Like on shirts and pants, the buttons go in a way that the overlapping fabric is on the left. I think photos would illustrate this better but I'm too lazy.

    This is a perfect explanation! It totally makes sense. You've totally convinced me that counter-clockwise is the way to go.
     


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    counter and left handed.
     


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    knowsnothin Senior member

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    I alternate each time. Seriously, I read years ago that alternating prevents your belt from getting a permanent bend/twist where it goes across your back.

    Of course, I only do this for buckles w/o logos.
     


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