How to Use Belt Buckles

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Add a fashionable detail to your outfit, or simply keep your pants up by wearing a belt. Belts and buckles can be purchased together as one unit, or separately so you can customize your belt to your preference. Men typically wear belts with their pants or shorts; while women will wear belts over skirts, and shirts in addition to pants and shorts. Because belts are worn frequently and can wear quickly, it is important to choose quality over quantity when shopping for a new belt and/or buckle.

Things You'll Need

  • Belt
  • Buckle

Attach the Buckle to the Belt

  • Lay both the belt and the buckle on a flat surface with the "wrong" sides facing upwards.

  • Unsnap the side of the belt with the snaps. This is the side where the belt will attach to the buckle. The other end of the belt will contain a series of holes used to adjust the tightness of the belt around your waist.

  • Feed the unsnapped portion of the belt through the circle loop on the back of the buckle. The buckle should only be inserted onto the belt until it stops between the top snaps and the bottom snaps.

  • Snap the end of the belt over the loop on the buckle and turn the belt over. The belt and buckle should remain together.

Buckle the Belt

  • Feed the belt through the belt loops located on your pants, shorts or skirt.

  • Insert the belt end with the holes into the buckle. Fasten the tooth of the buckle to the hole that you feel best suits your waist size. Buckles typically have one of two different types of fasteners. Buckles that have a long center prong or tooth will feed the long prong into the hole that suits their waist size. Buckles that have a short center nub will insert have the nub inserted into the hole of choice. Either buckle fastener will work.

  • Locate the extra loop that will be found on the belt. This loop will secure any additional belt material that is fed through the buckle. Feed the excess belt through the loop and adjust the loop so that the belt is flush against your body. Be aware, not all belts contain this piece.

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