The belt helps hold the uniform together and indicates the rank of the wearer.
► Construction of belt
Belts are typically 1.5 inches wide and about 100 inches long. White and colored belts are usually made of cotton, whereas black belts often have a layer of satin over them. Belts usually have 8 lines of stitching running lengthwise. Cheap belts only have 6 lines of stitching. Black belts usually have 10 to 12 lines of stitching since they are usually wider than color belts.
Average belts are constructed with a felt liner covered with thin cotton straps with a cotton outer sheath
Quality belts are constructed with a heavy cotton strap with a cotton or satin outer sheath; no felt liner