Belt size and dress pants

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  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Is a 1.5 inch belt tacky with dress pants?
     
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    I would say so.
     

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    Yeah; unless you're like 7' tall.
     
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    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    I tried it. Doesn't look good, and it may not fit (or fit very tightly) in the belt loops of most dress pants. So, my 1.5-in Crossbreed belt is relegated to jeans and shorts. I got a 1.25-in Beltman (actually 2 of them) for my dress pants. Highly recommended! Look and fit MUCH better in dress pants.
     
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    I've worn my 1.5 inch beltman belt with dress pants, and it didn't look too tacky. It was a black leather belth with black dress pants. I'm 6'3" 225lbs for size reference.

    Really it is not that noticeable, especially if you are wearing a jacket.
     
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    A 1.5" belt would have trouble fitting through the loops, and would look ridiculous even if it did.

    A Beltman 1.25" belt can hold up well (although I should have gotten the stiffener in mine). The beveled edges the Beltman uses make it appear nearly a quarter inch thinner than it is. Which still means you should get a 1.25" belt to go with dress pants, since they really look better with a 1" belt.
     
  7. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Depends on what you're wearing in addition to the slacks.

    If you're looking for a gun belt, consider a tapered belt. 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"

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    Dude, if it fits the belt loops and it matches whatever color scheme you have going, then yes it works fine. Spend some time flipping through men's magazines once and awhile. Cheap insurance against fashion disaster.
     
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    I wear my 1 1/2" Beltman with slacks, dress pants or jeans all the time. My fashion coordinator said it looks fine.:supergrin:
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Hard to argue with this.
     
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    There are very few hard-and-fast rules to follow on things like this.

    Put the belt and the pants on then look in the mirror. Does it look good? If yes, go for it.
     
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    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    I should add that the reason my Crossbreed doesn't look good with dress pants isn't the width. It's just not a fancy belt. The Beltman is definitely a step up in appearance regardless of the width. They are finished very nicely. It just so happened that my 1-1/2 in belt is a Crossbreed. My 1-1/4 in. belts are from Beltman.

    I like both... they just go with different wardrobes. :)
     
  14. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    That is why I asked here. I know I have no fashion sense.

    I have a brown 1.5. It fits the loops on my standard black dress pants. I am smart enough to know brown belt with black pants doesn't work.

    I will more than likely be wearing a polo shirt with these pants 90% of the time with no jacket.

    If I standardize on a 1.5 inch belt it would make my like a lot easier.
     
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    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    If it fits in the loops with a little space to spare, it's okay.

    The belt should more match the shoes than the trousers. Brown belt, black shoes is a no-no. Brown belt, black trousers, no biggy. But I've always standardized with black shoes and belt.


    BTW, women wear pants, men wear trousers.


    You may feel more comfortable with a book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Red-Socks-Dont-Work-Messages/dp/1570230072
     
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    best advice I have heard in a long time....but it is true.
     
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    OMG his belt is 1/4 of an inch too wide!! :upeyes:

    Do ties, collar & belts still go together?

    When wide tie is in fashion so is a larger collar & wide belt

    When narrow tie is in fashion so is a smaller collar & narrow belt

    :dunno:
     
  18. bklynpete

    bklynpete Viet Nam Vet

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    I'm a bit confused, you say you will be wearing a Polo shirt, without a jacket; do you open carry? I wear polo shirts untucked, if I am wearing jeans, then I use my beltman 1 1/2" belt. With slacks, I wear a 1 1/4" beltman slacks even with a untucked shirt. If I am wearing a jacket, then I tuck in my polo shirt and wear a 1 1/4" beltman belt. Dress or casual slacks really don't look good with a 1 1/2 belt, most of the time they don't fit the belt loops either. Save the 1 1/2" belts for jeans and shorts. FYI, match the belt to the shoes, so brown or cordavan belts are ok with black slacks, as long as you are wearing the same color shoes. I also don't buy holsters with larger then 1 1/2" belt openings, this way even if I am wearing a 1 1/4" belt, the 1/4" difference doesn't affect the way the weapon feels on your hip. If you have a holster with a 1 3/4" belt loop, the 1/2" difference with a 1 1/4" belt, the weapon's weight will have more play with it and will more then likely bend even with a stiff gun belt. I do wear Hawain shirts open, with a tucked in t-shirt a lot. It's a nice date look, and you still can carry concealed without looking sloppy :cool:.
     
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    Depends on what you call dress pants and what size the loops are. I don't think I have a single pair of true dress pants that a thick 1.5" belt will fit in. If you're calling khaki's dress pants, then it'll probably fit. Therefore - My rules of thumb: I wear a 1.25" belt with all true dress pants, 1.25" or 1.5" with all casual pants and 1.5" or 1.75" with jeans, all mostly depending on the loop size of said pants.

    I don't think I'd trust some fashion mags either, as some of them are a little over the top.
     
  20. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I never said this was related to carrying.:wavey:

    They are not khakis. The are good dress pants. I suggest you try a 1.5 inch belt in your dress pants you will probably be surprised.

    I am a suspender man with the suit, but I think the 1.5 will fit the suit also.

    BTW, I will continue to call them pants, because that is what my tailor called them. Additionally, I wear the pants in the family. And I put them on one leg at a time.