I bought a pair for my elderly brother who is in an Aged Care Facility and doesn't wear belts but trousers or track suit pants. He uses braces for ease of use and has worn them for many years. He loves them and is very happy with the quality of the braces and the width of the them. They tend to stay up and not loosen up. He has asked be to get another pair which I have just ordered. Excellent thank you.