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Adjusting a belt.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Dear all,

    I recently bought a new Alfred Dunhill belt. Apparently this was the last one of that design, and the size was not appropriate. Now the buckle itself does not adjust but there is a way to wear it with punching an extra hole.

    Is there a way to punch an extra hole in the belt? Thank you.
     
  2. davei

    davei Well-Known Member

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    How is the buckle attached? I've made belts with rivets, it's possible to drill out the rivet and re-attach the buckle, but really, it's ten times easier to just punch a new hole. There's a tool specifically made for the job (a leather punch [​IMG] ), should be available at any Home Depot.
     
  3. AskAndyAboutClothes

    AskAndyAboutClothes Well-Known Member

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    Label King:

    Take the belt to a professional. Try to find a good shoe repair shop or a tailor that specializes in leather. The best way is to shorten the belt from the buckle attachment end.

    Even if you have to add a hole, I'd rather have a professional punch it, they have the right tools and hopefully some experience.

    It should cost between $5 and 15.

    andy
     

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