How to Pick the Right Belt
The phrase tightening your belt has come to mean cutting back in recent years, but in the wake of Christmas they often need to be loosened! Still, when it comes to choosing the right belt, it can be unexpectedly tricky!
Many men think of belts as purely functional items that are designed to hold up your trousers. While this basic definition still holds true, belts have also become fashionable items in their own right and an important accessory, just like the trousers or jeans they hold up. With that in mind, here are a few tips on what to consider if you’re buying a new belt.
Belts are now available in a variety of styles, and any store will now stock a wide range of men’s belts. When it comes to choosing the right style for you, think about function. If you’re going to be wearing the belt with a suit for work, a black leather belt is tasteful and timeless, and will really set the right tone, giving you a professional look. If it’s a casual belt you’re after, one to wear with jeans, then a tan coloured belt is a classic choice.
When it comes to belts, most men assume that they all come in one size. Wrong! As you’ll see in the shop or online, each belt will have a size on it. As a rule of thumb, take your waist size and then go one size bigger for comfortable fit.
Belt buckles have become something of a fashion statement in their own right. There is a huge variety of choice out there, but again it comes down to function. You wouldn’t wear a Batman logo belt with a suit, but you might want to with casual clothing. The choice is yours!