Christopher, thank you for your helpful feedback. Our reversible belt, is simple in design meaning you only need to flip the belt buckle, for it to work on both sides. However this is both a blessing and a curse, as you have mentioned re the belt loop stay. It does come off, it cannot, by design, be attached or you would not be able to wear the belt both ways. If it were to be tacked on, it would not be able to spin around to face the belt front, whichever way you choose to wear it. We have discussed this at length with our head designer and the factory, and we will be making customers more aware when they receive the belt. Thank you again.