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How do you wear your belt?

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

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How do you wear your belt?

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

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Belt goes counter-clockwise (left) - I am right-handed

    33 vote(s)
    78.6%
  3. Belt goes clockwise (right) - I am left-handed

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Belt goes counter-clockwise (left) - I am left-handed

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. I don't wear a belt but I did not want to be left out of the poll.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. EDChris

    EDChris Loaded Pockets

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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

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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

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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
     
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  4. Marskindri

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    Just the usual, left to right. and I am left-handed when writing while right-handed when swinging. :cool:
     
  5. neo71665

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    I'm right hand dominate but my father is a southpaw so I was raised ambidextrous. Voted left but right handed, if it helps my left handed father wears his the same.
     
  6. Bad Company

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    Belt buckle on the left.
    Loop on the right.
    Not to sound like a jerk, but why would the original poster want to know this?
     
  7. thegrouch314

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    I favour the two D ring style of belt rather than a traditional style.
    I have the tail of my belt on the left, so I tighten it with my left hand, despite being right handed. I buy most of my jeans a size or two up to account for my thighs so I rarely ever undo my button/fly
     
  8. TheGremlin

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    I wear mine, as you say, right over left. This is actually the "propper" way to do it, as when you do it this way, the line of your button down shirt, the end of your belt buckle, and the edge line of your pants button flap/fly all line up in a straight line.

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  9. BigGreenTick

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