Customers coming in with Louis Vuitton LV close end belts often think that shortening the belt from the buckle end is the correct way to shorten such belts.
However, that is the surest way to spoil the belt.
In principle, we would like the belt to look in its original state as best as possible. It is for this reason that we shorten the side of the belt that goes underneath, hidden from view when worn.
Hence, as in the photo, the belt is shortened from the tail end and we punch the holes accordingly.