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Finding a belt My Size

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 04:59 PM
I went to Wally World to get a new belt last Thursday.
My old belts have been chewed on, pooped on (long story) and embedded in candy (don't ask).

So, I'm at Wally World picking up some groceries, looking for a belt in my size.

Instead the size range starts at 40.

I'm a 30/31 depending on the size of my lunch.

I found some belts in the kids section that were almost my size.

Eventually, I got a size 36 belt I saw hiding in a section of the belt rack.

Sticks out a bit... but not as badly as the other sizes.

Surprised me, I've never really though of myself as a small guy... but wow.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by RuneSpider

nothing wrong with you buddy, just wally world seems to be catering to those a little larger nowadays.
i often thought of myself as average size for a woman my age and height, yet i can buy clothes in the childrens section..kid you not.
when i try on some of the items in the ladies section, they fit too big.
the thing is..seriously, look around at the type of people that share your shopping space, and you will understand what demographic is being catered to.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 08:33 PM
Don't feel like the lone ranger. I'm 6 foot 265 lbs and am mostly muscle. Not a fat boy, just big. I go to malls and nicer clothing stores and it seems like they don't make much in the way of nice clothes for somebody with a 50 inch chest. I get these looks from the skinny little sales people like "Really? You think you are going to shop here?"
The demographic is young and skinny in those places. Older than 30 or bigger than a breadbox need not apply. Seems like the same as your problem but reversed.


posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:09 AM
If this is a major problem for you, i'd invest in an eyelet tool or leather hole punch, then when you get a belt thats a bit too big, you can snip the end off in a "V" shape, and punch a few holes in the leather where you need them.

The cut end can be coloured with the same colour pen or boot polish to hide the original leather.


posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by CX

Good reply, that's what I need to do now.

At one point I was about 240 lbs., but now that I'm back to a healthy weight of 175 I need to cut belts shorter and add a couple punch holes.
The tools you need are tin snips and a leather punch, and both can be found at a hardware or farm supply store for minimal cash.

As I look around, we live in a fat, fat world.....


posted on May, 21 2009 @ 11:34 AM

Originally posted by anxietydisorder

At one point I was about 240 lbs., but now that I'm back to a healthy weight of 175 I need to cut belts shorter and add a couple punch holes.

Wow nice job on the weight loss! Mind if i ask how you did it? Thts a lot of weight to lose.

I'm working on losing a couple of stone as from today, just excercise more and eat less crap is my plan.


posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by CX

My mom was the first incentive to lose weight, I had flown out to Vancouver Island for a visit and she was saying how much I looked like dad. He was about 250 the time.
I'm also a basically lazy person and didn't want to carry all that extra weight around.

My strategy was "slow and steady wins the race".
I cut a few things out of my diet at first, but nothing too radical. I started eating a salad before a meal so I wasn't as hungry when it came to the meat and potatoes.
If I needed to go somewhere not too far my legs became my form of transportation. That helped a lot...

I set a goal, and then worked towards it at a slow pace. It took 30 years to put all that fat on, and about a year and a half to take it back off. I was 17 the last time I was 175 lbs., but now that I'm back to that weight I feel so much better, with more energy, look a lot better, feel healthier, and my doctor is happy with the improvement.

Don't ever go on a crash diet, it'll do more harm than good. Take your time and with a few changes in lifestyle anyone should be able to drop that extra luggage so many people haul around on their ass and belly.

Good luck. It's better to need to shorten a belt than shop for a longer one.

posted on May, 21 2009 @ 04:36 PM
I'm a womens UK size 8 and have had to create extra holes for all my belts that came with the clothes for that size.....or else they embarrassingly crept down

posted on May, 21 2009 @ 06:16 PM
I'm really tiny. If I need to reduce the length of a belt, I make my own holes and trim them.

That's just how it goes for me, lol.

posted on May, 21 2009 @ 06:38 PM
reply to post by RuneSpider

Nothing wrong with that waists size, I used to be 31/32 but now I got a belly and I can't even get that belt to even touch around my waist any more lol That's why I'm going on a diet and will start exercising so that I can fit into those jeans and that belt again. I used to by those braided belts, but when I came around finally to buying a sold leather belt, I had to shop around a bit. I eventually found my size, but it is hard finding that belt size.

posted on May, 22 2009 @ 07:42 AM
I am a 29 and I had to go find a leather worker to make me the belt I wanted.It was either that or buy a cheap quality kids belt.
It only cost me 25 bucks too and the quality is top shelf.

posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:41 PM
Normally I'm not very vain, but the style of belt I like is a a braided belt, which is good 'cause it has plenty of holes in it, but can't exactly be trimmed back.

I might just go with DrumsRFun's recommendation, since I know of a couple of leather workers in the area.

posted on May, 23 2009 @ 09:50 AM
Just a note for those considering going to a leather shop for a custom made belt. You can take almost any belt buckle to the shop with you and have it attached to the leather you choose.

Not only do you get the buckle of your choice, you get to select the colour of the leather, it's width, plus the length you want.

These are craftsmen that can fabricate almost anything you need.
On my last visit I had a piece of green dyed buffalo hide cut to fit a chair I needed to recover. I've had leather jackets repaired like new, shoes re-stitched, and one guy come to my house to repair the sofa my cat clawed the corner of.

They know their craft and I don't think enough people take advantage of the service they provide. It was a lot cheaper to repair these things than replace them.

posted on May, 23 2009 @ 01:07 PM
Hey Rune, I'm the same waist size as you and what I found to work really well is to buy a belt that I like and take it to a cobbler since they are accustomed to working with leather. He shortens the belt for me and reattaches the buckle and I end up with a something that can actually hold up my pants.

posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:11 PM
I think the next time I need a belt, then I'll just visit the cobbler, then.
I would have taken my old ones to get repaired but, well...

The only real salvageable one was a length of leather that had some designs worked into it, and it had been gnawed on pretty well.

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