Introduction: Hold Up Your Pants

Recently I lost my belt. My pants can't stay up without my belt. Yesterday my pants fell off so much I had to take out my wallet, phone, and keys to reduce drag; then I got locked out of work when I went outside to see the sunshine. It makes me unhappy.

Instead of spending all my hard earned money, how about find another use for a used bicycle innertube!? Even new, this makes for a stylish 5$ belt.

Step 1: Pants Better Than Ever

Get a (used) bicycle innertube and put it through your belt loops kind of like a regular belt. Instead of a belt buckle to connect the ends, your going to tie a knot. I put my knot to one side for style points.

Now that my pants fit good again I can carry on with my life.

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nodnol (author)2017-02-28

Roger Miller sang a song about this on the Johnny Cash Show:

https://youtu.be/a0gGQxBiF0U

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Wasagi (author)2010-07-19

I like it! It's also what's holding up my pants now...

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average joe 1999 (author)2010-04-02

 just tie your pants with old rope

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bowmaster (author)2009-03-30

Use #5834 for innertube.

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bobhill125 (author)2008-09-02

good idea but it looks kinda funny

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mattface (author)2007-10-23

I have an alternative when you lose your belt in the field: Twist the first belt loop on the left hand side (assuming button is on the right hand side), undo the button and place it into the twisted belt loop. Ta-daaah! You're trousers will look a little scrunched but it usually does the trick!

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Rishnai (author)mattface2008-03-23

I like that idea! I'll have to try it next time I find I need a belt and don't have one. It only works if you need almost precisely one button-to-loop-distance to tighten your pants, though, so it won't work on my favorite pair of jeans.

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Domindude3 (author)2008-01-13

I'm not sure, but many rubbers hitched together might work.....I gave me an idea! Maybe I should put jelly on my toast! It was so simple. Why didn't I think of it before? Nice idea though.

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pocketwatch (author)2007-11-02

If you don't want to tie and untie a rubber belt you can sew one end to a D ring and tuck the other end through.

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stasterisk (author)2007-07-22

Daymn, Mr. Bosworth!

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mikesty (author)2006-07-18

That's pretty creepy, but somewhat useful because all of the pants I find nowadays are too ****ing huge at the waist that they sag all over the place... I like length and extra room , but come on. Maybe I should go the way of the DIYer.... next up: making your own pants!!!

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karen608 (author)mikesty2007-04-24

how about cutting the elastic band from your undershorts and sewing inside the waistband of jeans while stretching the elastic. Then no belt to lose ever again.

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lolapaulooza (author)2006-12-19

I find that a carabiner (the things climbers use/some people keep keys on hooked to a belt loop) is another great alternative

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austin (author)2006-07-18

you pictures scare me, but yea i used a bungee cord when i lost my belt

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trebuchet03 (author)2006-07-18

haha, after reading the first page... I thought... why not old tubes?? And of course its on page two :P So many uses for those little buggers :P

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Bio: Will Bosworth, developing projects for HowToons @ SquidLabs.
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