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How do you wear your belt?

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by EDChris, Jan 19, 2021.


How do you wear your belt?

  1. Belt goes clockwise (right) - I am right-handed

    2 vote(s)
  2. Belt goes counter-clockwise (left) - I am right-handed

    16 vote(s)
  3. Belt goes clockwise (right) - I am left-handed

    4 vote(s)
  4. Belt goes counter-clockwise (left) - I am left-handed

    0 vote(s)
  5. I don't wear a belt but I did not want to be left out of the poll.

    0 vote(s)
  1. EDChris

    EDChris Loaded Pockets

    May 6, 2006
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    Typical male fashion is to have left go over right. Pants buttons are left over right and (men's) dress shirts are left over right.

    However, I have always put on my belt right over left, or counter-clockwise. In other words, I thread my belt to the left first which makes the right part of the belt sit over the left.

    I thought this was what everyone did until I saw a belt advertisement video where the guy put his belt on the opposite way. I would have been less shocked had I just seen him grow a third eye.

    So now I am curious how the rest of you thread your belt through your pant loops. I am also curious whether it makes a difference whether you are right or left handed.

    (This poll is not only for men, but women as well)
  2. LivingUpNorth

    LivingUpNorth Loaded Pockets

    Sep 8, 2009
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    I do the same as you, for as far back as I can remember.
    I specifically recall those nylon web belts we wore in Boy Scouts and also with some Navy uniforms and they all threaded the same way. The buckles while mechanically reversible, had a design that was only right-side-up when worn one way, so you could only feed them from one direction.

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  3. Sentinel-14

    Sentinel-14 Loaded Pockets

    Oct 7, 2019
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    Same: feed it left to right, leaving the tag end to overlap, as you say, 'right over left'.

    I'm right-handed, as it the majority of the world: when I pull my belt through the buckle, I pull back with my right hand to tighten the belt and tuck the tines in with my left hand, because my right arm is stronger, because I'm right-handed. How any right-handed person can wear their belt the other way just boggles me.

    But, I swing an axe wrong-handed, so who cares? :p