How to Tie a Double Ring Belt

Double ring belts are a type of belt, usually made out of a more casual material like canvas, that are fastened using a set of 2 metal rings in place of a belt buckle. If you’ve never worn a double ring belt before, it’s easy to get confused when you’re trying to tighten the belt for the first time. However, once you get the technique down for threading the end of the belt through both rings correctly, it’s just as easy as fastening any other belt. Double ring belts are a great addition to any casual summer outfit or a practical everyday belt when you want a highly adjustable fit.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Fastening a Double Ring Belt

  1. Thread the belt through the belt loops on your pants. Stand up straight with a pair of pants on, buttoned and zipped up. Put the end of the double ring belt through the front loop on your left side, then pull it through all the other loops until it is wrapped all the way around your waist.[1]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 1.jpg
    • This applies to any kind of double ring belt. It doesn’t matter if the rings are D-shaped, O-shaped, or square.
    • You could put the belt through the loops in the other direction, starting with the loop on your right side, if you want. However, starting on the left is the typical way belts are worn.
  2. Adjust the belt so the 2 rings are centered below your belly button. Pull on the end of the belt or the rings themselves to reposition the rings. Make sure they are on top of the top button at the front of your pants.[2]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 2.jpg
    • The rings go in the same place that a standard belt buckle would go.
  3. Put the end of the belt through both rings. Hold the rings in your left hand and use your right hand to slide the tip of the belt through the rings, going towards your left. Pull the belt all the way through.[3]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 3.jpg
    • The belt will still be loose at this point as you have not created any tension yet.
  4. Loop the belt back over itself on top of the first ring and under the second ring. Pull the end of the belt back towards your right, going over the top of the first ring. Slide the tip of the belt under the second ring and pull the end all the way through until the rings are flat against the front of your waist. Keep pulling the end of the belt until it feels comfortably tight around your waist.[4]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 4.jpg
    • You might have to re-center the rings as you tighten the belt by sliding them to the left or right on your waist.

[Edit]Securing the Loose End in Different Ways

  1. Secure the end of the belt in the nearest belt loop for a classic look. Slide the tip of the loose end of the belt through the first belt loop on your right-hand side. Pull the slack all the way through so the belt rests flat on top of itself.[5]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 5.jpg
    • Double ring belts don’t usually have their own “keeper loop,” or loop to secure the end of the belt with, as regular belts do, so you have to secure the end in a different way.
  2. Pin the loose end of the belt with a bobby pin if it is too short to reach a loop. Hold the end of the belt straight and flat against your waist. Slide a bobby pin over the loose end and the section of belt directly underneath it to clip it in place.[6]
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    • If you don’t have a bobby pin, you could use a hair tie instead. Just slide the hair tie over the belt before you put it on, then put the loose end of the belt through the hair tie to hold it in place.
  3. Pull the end of the belt behind itself and straight down for a casual look. Slide the tip of the loose end of the belt behind the section of belt just to the right of the rings, between the belt and the waist of your pants. Pull the tip straight down so the loose end of the belt rests flat against the front of your thigh.[7]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 7.jpg
    • This is a good way to give the belt a relaxed care-free look while still securing the loose end in place so it doesn’t flap around. For example, you could dress down a pair of khakis and a button-up shirt by wearing a double ring belt this way.
  4. Tuck the belt under itself and pull it straight for a braided look. Pass the tip of the loose end of the belt over the first belt loop on your right hand side, then slip the tip between the belt and the waist of your pants, from the top edge of the belt downwards. Pull the tip out from the bottom edge of the belt, then pull it straight to your right so the loose end of the belt is twisted around the section of belt on your hip.[8]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 8.jpg
    • This is a good casual way to style a double ring belt with a little flair. You could wear a canvas double ring belt this way with a pair of khaki shorts and a striped T-shirt to get a classic summery boat wear look, for example.
  5. Stick the end of the belt down with double-sided tape if it is too long or short. Put a strip of double-stick tape on the back side of the belt’s loose end. Press it firmly against the section of belt directly underneath it to stick it in place.[9]
    Tie a Double Ring Belt Step 9.jpg
    • This method could be a good option if your belt is either too short for the end to reach your first belt loop or if it is too long and the end still dangles after you put it through your belt loop.

[Edit]Tip

  • When you want to loosen a double ring belt, just hook your fingers under both of the rings and pull them away from your waist.

[Edit]Things You’ll Need

  • Double ring belt

[Edit]References

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