Originally Posted by rgreen65
In two and a half years of ownership, I have not ripped a belt loop off yet. Of course I wear jeans with a wide belt that just barely goes through the loops, so that may have an impact. If you wear a narrow belt the loop may stick out more.
Belt loops are located in different places based on the waste size of the pants. Also, different makers put the belt loops in different places. I have a lot of Levi's, but I am fat, so I also own some cheaper stuff I got at the "fat boy store." The fat boy store off-brand jeans have the loops in a location that fairly guarantees that the TJ will rip that same loop off at the bottom. Every time. Every pair.
The Levi's in my size have loops that are offset by three or so inches from where the "fat boy store" ones (Harbor Bay, if anyone GAS) and I have never had one of them torn off.
However, my best bud has had most of his Levi's loops pulled off because in his size the loop is in that same location as on my Harbor Bay pants.
I am a professional symphony orchestra musician, and sometimes when I show up for work in my tuxedo (jacket hanging in the back) I will get in and my freaking cummerbund elastic band will get caught and I will be sort of trapped until I can twist around to unhook it. Instead of busting off like a belt loop it will stretch like six or eight inches, effectively trapping me in the doorway of the TJ.