Side Adjuster vs Belt Loop
The great thing about the adjusters is that you would not need to worry about forgetting to wear or ever purchase a belt. It is the most practical and easy way to adjust a trouser. The side adjuster also would encourage a sense of comfort to the wearer on knowing your way around a tailored trouser.
There are two kinds of commonly used side adjusters:
Button side adjusters & Metal side adjusters
We think the button adjusters are really nice however it’s like having only two settings on a trouser, when you go to the tighter setting it will create a slight bunching effect also as it’s an elastic band the elasticity might deteriorate over the years.
The metal adjusters are our go to for functionality and hardiness also it provides a range of control for how tight or lose you want your trouser to be.
In our years as a modern tailor we have went through countless of buckles and accessories that were in all shapes and sizes. Our house adjusters were chosen due to its functionality and color. We personally prefer the side adjusters and here’s why.
For those that are new to this, the side adjuster is a metal buckle that is looped with a piece of self-fabric sewn onto the waistband of a trouser and works by pulling backwards to secure the sitting of a trouser.
The belt loop on the other hand is self-fabric looped and folded before being sewn to the trousers for a belt to sit on.
It’s a better rule for side adjusters to pair with more formal trousers, formal wear, art trousers and the belt loops for more casual chinos, jeans and corduroys.
Belt loops tend to be distractive from the clean lines of a formal trouser also if a trouser not fitted right the belt loop can create an unattractive bunching on the waistband.