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Belt Loop Reinforcement

I don't like it when my belt loops break.
 
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I don't know about anybody else, but I seem to have a problem keeping the belt loops on my jeans in working condition. It may be that when I need my hands free, I tend to hang things on my belt, but I don't think that should make much of a difference. I simply suggest that jean companies should use the rivets they put at stress points in jeans (the little copper circles that look like snap style buttons) to attach the belt loops. It would make them stronger and I would have an easier time keeping my pants up. If this has already been baked, please tell me if you know. I am not a fashion expert, and my jean knowledge pretty much ends at Levis.
countzero, Dec 18 2003

Riveted Belt Loops http://www.daisymaz...=100324&aref=nextag
Baked here. [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004]

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       I'm sure some jean companies do that. Surely.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       Thanks for the link but those wont work. I am male and like to adhere to my society enforced stereotypes of male fashion.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       But the idea has already been put into play by someone else. Thats just the first thing I found on google ...
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       Maybe you need a low-friction belt. Where exactly are the loops breaking?
AO, Dec 18 2003
  

       At the bottom attachment point.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       Well, you're either going to have to quit hanging tools from your belt loops, or start wearing satin genie capris at the job site.
AO, Dec 18 2003
  

       Well I heave a heavy sigh because capris it is.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       I think I've only ever had one belt loop break in my entire life. Maybe you need to slim down or something.
DrCurry, Dec 18 2003
  

       I am 6'1" (about 185 centimeters) tall and I weigh 125 pounds (about 57 kilograms). I don't think that's the answer doctor.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       Perhaps you should invest in a tool belt with shoulder straps.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       And beef up a bit.
DrCurry, Dec 18 2003
  

       Presumably custom fitted pants would fit so well that there would be no need for a belt, or the loops either... you can't break 'em if they're not there!
luecke, Dec 18 2003
  

       There's a lot to be said for braces/suspenders.
DrCurry, Dec 18 2003
  

       ping!   

       hit on you, Curry!   

       I think I have seen little chain belt loops. would they help?
po, Dec 18 2003
  

       I buy pants in 30" waist and 34" length. I have 28-29" hips so they fit close enough. I do definitely have to use the belt though.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       Quite possibly po. Do they attach seperately? Could you possibly tell me where to find them? Thanks.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       not sure. you either buy them like that or sew them in..
po, Dec 18 2003
  

       Wouldn't it hurt to have a ring of metal bumps around your waist at the same place that your belt is applying pressure? Perhaps a better solution is more belt loops, to reduce the force applied to each one.
Worldgineer, Dec 18 2003
  

       ¿Que?
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       I also eat (and digest) about six thousand calories a day.
countzero, Dec 18 2003
  

       A) Skip breakfast.
B) *Then* eat 6,000 calories.
C) Use more salt & have a little bit more fatty foods.

Why:
A) By eating breakfast, one with high metabolism just keeps the metabolism high. Skipping breakfast slows the metabolism down.
B) You'll eventually be able to lower calorie count.
C) These two (particularly salt) help regulate the body, and keep it healthy.
thumbwax, Dec 18 2003
  

       I've broken loads of belt loops in my time, either by hauling on them when pulling on my jeans or by hanging things off them. It's a particular problem with cords.   

       If the manufacturers put rivets on the loops *and* doubled the width of thickness of the them, they might hold better.   

       A man should always have things hanging off his belt, ideally tools. For some reason it's very sexy.
squeak, Dec 19 2003
  

       I have the opposite problem - its my belts that always break. I think its because I don't wear leather and hence my belts are usually plastic. I often clip a mobile phone onto my belt and that's usually the point at which it eventually breaks. :-(
dobtabulous, Dec 19 2003
  

       okay... 6'1" - 125lb - 6000 cal/day diet ... I think the problem here is that you must be attaching a couple 100lb weights to you belt while you run your daily marathon... what in the world do you do all day to burn that many calories and not put more muscle on your frame?
luecke, Dec 19 2003
  

       [CZ]- if this is quickly turning into an advice session, I can give you some from someone who was in the same boat.   

       I was 6'3" and 138 pounds, I stuck to a high protein diet and lifted weights 2-3 times a week for about 3 years, now I'm about 190 pounds.   

       Don't slow down your metabolisim, you don't want to put on weight in fat. Keep your metabolisim high, just use all that energy you're creating to do something.
SystemAdmin, Dec 19 2003
  

       The solution: more loops.
bungston, Dec 19 2003
  
      
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