I went shopping for belts recently. Some things I saw just don’t make sense though. Stretchable belts for example. Why would I want a belt that stretches? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose or holding things together? Most leather belts stretch over time as it is. This is not an advantage. Although the worst thing about it is that sometimes, if you are not careful, you’ll think you are losing weight or staying the same because of the fit of the belt. Very disappointing to find out that it was just the belt getting bigger as you did.
And then there are reversible belts. I’m sure it sounds like a great idea for people who don’t really need belts. In practice though using a belt tends to make the holes different. The holes you use that is. This can become a problem when you turn the belt the other way – things may not look right. But the other thing is that making a belt reversible makes them a) more complicated and b) more expensive. The complications adds weak spots and belts become more likely to fail there. Trust me on that – reversible belts do not last as long and belts that are not reversible. So you have added expense and a shorter lifespan. It is better just to buy two different belts. That’s what I try to do of course. But sometimes all you can find are belts that stretch or belts that are reversible. I have to wonder if the people who make an sell belts really use them.