Best Kept Secrets: Bellies and Belt Buckles


Photo: Tyler Jacobs

Being a man of size carries all kinds of fashion challenges, and we here at Chubstr have seen them all. But we’re in this fight together, and we’ll keep helping you unlock the cheat codes to win. This is the first in our series of quick tips and resources to help you make the most of your clothing and accessories, especially when they’re not always made for big bodies.

Today’s tip is a tiny accessory adjustment to bring you loads of comfort and a hint of edge to your style.

Does your belt buckle pinch and/or poke your tummy? Maybe you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or in the car. If your belt buckle pinches or pokes because your tummy hangs over your pants, wear the buckle on your hip instead. The under-belly skin can be tender as it is; the last thing you need is a metal object stabbing you for eight to ten hours a day.

Best Kept Secrets - Belt Buckles to the side

Photo: Tyler Jacobs

How to Thread Your Belt Buckle to the Side

It takes a bit of doing; you have to start passing the belt through one loop over from normal, and it runs across the opening while they are unbuttoned. This is counter-intuitive to your muscle memory of normal pants-on, pants-off routine. However, with a little practice, it’ll be second nature in no time.

The side buckle allows you to show off a great accessory if you normally hide your waistline, and doing so is just offbeat enough to barely catch the eye.

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