If you have doubts about which belt to use on different occasions, read today’s article about six belts that every man should have in his wardrobe and how to combine them.
The leather is timeless, and knowing how to use these belts properly will be a knowledge that will suit you for a lifetime. The straps are that kind of accessories that you will not have to replace for a long time if you know how to buy quality and choose the most appropriate one.
The Black Leather Belt
Judging by the expertize of extravagant Italian Handmade leather industry I Medici, this is the most formal choice for a belt in your collection.
You should never wear a belt with a tuxedo or other traditional formal attire, but if you have a good suit that requires something black and elegant, we recommend a thin leather belt (1 “- 1 1/4”) with a simple silver buckle.
If you can afford exotic skin, it will add a unique texture.
The Brown Dress Belt
It is the most used belt by Dan Trepanier.
“I wear a lot of tailored clothing, often with brown shoes, more brown in Los Angeles and more black in New York,” says the executive of famous Articles of Style.
Again, for a dress belt, something thin (about 1″ wide) and something exotic is preferable.
The Sturdy Strap for Jeans
For a weekend that includes jeans and/or other more casual clothes, look for a thicker strap (about 1 1/2 “) of sturdy leather that is ready for hard work.
The Thin Suede Belt
The key to good design is the combination of elements that are consistent in their level of formality and purpose. The leather is traditionally elegant, but suede is a bit more casual.
Similarly, a polished silver buckle is traditionally elegant, but a D-ring is a bit more casual. This strap, thanks to its consistent design, fits with that perfect combination of “elegant/casual” in which we are all.
The Vintage Thin Belt
The straps are a great accessory to look for in antique stores (vintage). Just make sure it is genuine leather (something usually stamped on the inside) and fits properly (you can even punch additional holes). This thin vintage strap (just under 1 “) is one of Trepanier’s choices for casually tailored looks that involve unstructured tailoring, like a linen suit.
The Summer Cloth Strap
Leather doesn’t always have to be the only choice for a belt. Especially during the summer, the dress codes are lightened and everything becomes a little more informal, in general. Your belt should not be the exception. Look for a lightweight cloth strap that can be used formally and informally in all those summer parties.
Choosing the right belt can be quite challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the latest fashion trends. If you are in doubt, consult your friend while going shopping and they will be more then happy to give you their opinion since we all love to show our knowledge when someone asks us what and does it look good when you wear something in front of them.