Admin Post No politics please, we're only looking at examples of men's fashion faux pas. If you can see this, Candidate Buttigieg has his belt inserted backwards. From the Belt Chapter of The Encyclopedia of Men's Clothes: Direction: Belts are inserted from right to left and go around the pants counterclockwise so that the tail is always at the left of front center. Just like you button your shirt or jacket (left to right). Some of the history behind this was due to the way right-handed knights put away their swords. See the chapter on buttons for more details. Gig line -- Military tradition of having a straight line down your front that is made of the fold of the shirt placket, the belt buckle edge and the fold of the trouser fly. The warping that may develop isn’t necessarily bad it’s just the belt adapting to your body curve. Leather belts will eventually get a curve, but don’t worry about it. That’s just an article of clothing adapting to your body, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is some advice that you should reverse the direction that you wear your belt periodically to avoid this warping. Not true. The edge of the belt buckle, the edge of your shirt and the edge of you pants fly should all line up vertically. All these edges should face to your right. The other faux pas: The buckle tongue should fit into the center hole (usually #3 since most belts have five holes) so that the tail ends up just past the first loop on your pants.