Fer the correct pirate look, ye should wear a wide sash with a long tail looped over the belt on top of it. Arrr good quality pirate belts will last fer years. Ye want a heavy duty belt so ye can hang all yar stuff on it like: flintlock pistols, daggers, tankards, sacks of gold dubloons, etc.
Make sure ye watch the video at the bottom of the page on "How to tie a pirate sash n belt" nice n' proper matie!
How to Tie a Pirate Sash N Belt Video