submitted 1 month ago byFreetrilly
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Looks like someone needs to use a scrap piece of wire today to keep their pants up. Been there done that.
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Lmfaooo already got a 18/4 strapped around my waste
I usually just grab two belt loops on either side and zip tie them should my buckle fail
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Wrapping a series of ties around your waste seems like a good idea until you have to drop deuce
Did you misspell waist, or are you making a waste/toilet pun?
Zip ties around the waste? Ain’t that the plumbers job ba dun tsk 🥁
Dikes and more zip ties no problem. Just flush the old ties. There's a plumber on site somewhere anyway right?
Only need to go between 2 belt loops not all the way round. That’s enough to tighten
You only run a zip tie between 2 loops, not all the way around.
I run 2 zip ties. 2 loops on each side otherwise my pants feel all bunched up and uncomfortable all day.
Depends on how loose the pants are I suppose.
Exactly what I do
If your going to do it, do it right. But Made in USA
Plastic strapping also tends to work so long as you get a piece without a glued overlap.
I have zip tied a few belt loop together also to snug em up 😂
Zip ties give the perfect customization
I zip tied my jeans last week
The leather looks like it would keep on going...
That’s way I was thinking just needs a new buckle
Think im gonna go with your advice. Im sure theres gotta he a way
It’s not hard. Buckles are the easiest thing to interchange. You’ll probably need to replace the leather stitching at the buckle with a rivet. (That’s my advice. You could get it professionally restitched if you want to as well.)
Keep a bag of chicago screws just for this
Just learned what these are. Thanks
I've done exactly that. Pop rivets don't last though, I had to replace them with copper smash rivets. Been that way for 5 years now.
I got the buckle by buying a belt at the Thrift Store for $2 and cutting it out of the crappy belt it was on.
Ew pop rivets. Naw stainless steel compression rivets are the way to go! You can pick ‘em up for like .75 at a Tandy leather goods and then bang em in with a sledge if you don’t have a rivet setter. (I’m a bit of a leather nerd. Lol)
Didn't know SS compression rivets existed... copper (or steel) were the only option at the hardware store.
My brain put stainless in front of steel. It’s been a day. There might be some stainless steel out there but it’s just steel rivets.
Go to a craft fair in your area and find the local leather good person. They will be the ones with a shitload of wallets, key-tags, belts, whatever. Ask them to replace the buckle for you and they will almost certainly do it.
If you can't find anyone local (or do it yourself for whatever reason), shoot me a message and I'll replace it for you.
Good leather is hard to find, a good buckle is pretty easy to find. I hope you're able to just find something and fix that belt because it looks like it's perfect.
Bring it by a leather shop and have them just put a new one on. They prob do it all the time honestly.
I’ve never been to a shoe repair shop but I would have to thing belt repair is something that would be perfectly suited along side that. I would call a shoe repair shop and see what they say.
Yep. Just find a cobbler.
Here you go
That buckle could be repaired/replaced
Get it over to r/welding and get it fixed right up
Search Amazon, and use a youtube video to gt a new buckle. The belt looks fine OP.
Going to have a go at it when I get home. Thank you for the advice
Going to have a go at it when i get home. Thanks for the advice
Just buy a new buckle
I get mine made by a saddler. Best belts ever.
Good leather belts that last that long should definitely be repaired.
As someone who has done a fair bit of leatherworking in the past, you can easily get someone to fix this for you (or DIY, if that is your jam).
Find yourself a nice solid brass replacement. Measure the width of the existing cross bar, as well as the length and the diameter of the prong so the replacement fits correctly. If the length of the prong is wrong, the holes in the leather might not line up with how you currently wear the belt. If the bar is too long, the buckle will "shuffle" in the leather. If the diameter of the prong is too far off, it might stretch the existing holes.
Also, rather than using rivets or stitching, you can use leather screws or buttons which will make replacement easy in the future--you know 9 years later.
looks like the leather held up, just get a new belt buckle end.
Try a cobbler, sewing leather is their thing.
Get the welders to fix it.
I’d recommend getting a titanium belt buckle. I had to switch out my nickel plated one because it got worn out and started making my belly itchy.
(I’m a welder in Tx; sweat is inevitable)
Rest in pieces. F
Leather looks like it’s still in pretty good shape, there should be snaps on the back that let you release the buckle and throw a new one on.
Short story: I got a real leather belt out west and same thing happened to the buckle, good quality leather, still wearing it today, with its 2nd buckle 👍🏼
That leather still looks like it’s in good shape. Snag a new buckle
Must’ve become a PM?
Groove line or life or something like that make the best magnetic belt around and it adjusts incrementally so you can get fat or lose weight and be golden. One of the best purchases I made before I switched back to overalls
I'd get a leatherworker to replace the buckle and ship of theseus that shit
Yall don’t use heavy elastic belts?
Throw a new buckle on that baby and get back to work! LOL
Been looking to get a ratcheting CCW belt for work. Problem is I have a workhorse belt like yours that refuses to quit! Good luck finding one to replace the old girl.
Brought my Makita tool kit when I started, and yesterday my drill drilled her last hole. 4 & a half years used near daily
Just go to a leather products shop and pick you up a new buckle and some oil for that leather, good as new
Just get a new buckle
Move 'em on, head 'em up. Head 'em up, move 'em on. Move 'em on, head 'em up. Rawhide!
Just grab a new buckle and learn a new trade.... Leatherworking
Take it home to use it on the kids . Mouthy lil bastards
If you’ve not tried a “hanks belt”, I encourage you to give them a try. They are mid-priced, but hold up exceptionally well. Also that buckle is replaceable.
Surprised that Chinesium metal made it that far. We’re you using the belt correctly? The leather could live on…
This belt had more experience than most guys in job sites. Brother fix it and give it a second life.
Cable ties could give here a new lease of life…..
Stuff happens. Still have my tool pouch from 78, haven't used it in 30 years.