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I have one question though… if you have an answer. Overweight guys like myself often find that buckles with square corners wind up pinching us sooner or later; as a result, we usually find ourselves looking for buckles that are rounded or oval.
Have they simply fallen out of fashion, or is there some other market force at work here? Should the metal on the shoes match the metal on the belt? Yes, ideally all your metals belt buckle, watch clasp, jewellery should match, pairing brass with gold, and silver with stainless steel.
I usually match by belt to the shoes and also match watch band as well. I finally bought suede dark blue belt and it matches perfectly to my suede shoes. I was always wondering what kind of belt I can match to my white sneakers and light blue jeans.
I usually choose black but it looks a little bit weird for me and I was not sure that it is proper before I read this article. I was also wondering about white belt to some shorts and white sneakers. I red a lot the white belt is not good for any outfit so I just want to confirm if it is really true that you cannot wear the white belt for the outfit I mentioned and if black one is the best option then.
Yes, white belts are not good. As a default, I would have opted for a black belt instead. If your pants are light and black looks out of place, a belt in the same colour as your pants is a good alternative.
I am very happy to have found your belt webpage. Brown belt with jeans means brown shoes? I like your idea, btw, of buying a new belt at the same time as new shoes. That said, how do I determine the proper length of a belt past the buckle? The excess of 4 inches or so? Wearing a belt in the same colour as your shoes make everything easier to match and good looking.
Brown belts with brown shoes; blue belts with blue shoes; and black belts with black and oddly coloured shoes. I usually buy belts that are so small I have to use the second to last hole on the belt. That way the leather belt can stretch without me having to punch new holes for the buckle …. I understand what you are going through. I have few humble opinion about buying nice clothing and paying less. I bought the reversible leather? Little did I know it was bonded leather.
It was a lot of money for me. I buy from amazon and ebay. Over the last year I bough several full grain leather belts. Just look them up, read reviews. Specially during the holiday season. Most of the time online. You can figure out how to find the loop to get free shipping as most of the clothing store has minimum purchase for free shipping.
Same goes for the shoes. So I looked them up. Like new without box. Had very few scratches and no creases at all. Yes, I agree, burgundy can be hard to find usually have to order online and pay a lot for them. Many find that if they wear a belt in a different shade than their shoes burgundy in your case , their outfit will look untidy.
The latest and greatest development in belts is the Nexbelt. Hi, I am curious if you know the name of the type of belts that allow you to run the tip of the belt under on the interior side of the belt vs. It makes for a cleaner look without the excess tip of the belt flapping.
If anyone else here knows what they are called, or which brand these belts are, please let us know. A lot of the cheaper leather belts these days are laminated leather on the front, some other material in the center, and a thin piece of leather glued into the back. After about 6 months, the belt started to delaminate! These kinds of belts will last for many years as they are cut from a leather hide, just as you would assume!
I wanted to give others the benefit of our unfortunate experience. Thanks for the info. Glad you added this so everyone can befit from what you learned the hard way. I have gotten this inquiry several times, however, at the moment I do not know what this belt style is called or where you can get them. I bought a pair of tan shoes with an oily finish and cannot find a belt with the same finish, every thing has more of a shiny finish.
Yes, you are absolutely right Alan. The most important thing to get right after deciding between a narrow dress belt or a casual belt is the colour.
I have brown suede shoes and often wear a shiny brown leather belt with those same colour but not same finish. What is the scoop on 1 loop or 2 loops near the buckle where the extra length of the belt goes through? Is one considered dressier than the other? Vegard for writting such a succint explanation.
On a side note, I was wondering what the canvas belt and shoe shown here are? The canvas belt is this one from Saddler. However, you can find a similar pair to these plimsoll sneakers on Amazon or Nordstrom.
What a great article. Perham this is a fashion mistake, but I really have no clue. When it comes to your choice of belt, I would definitely have stuck with a black canvas belt. For that reason, I would have chosen a wide rather than narrow belt.
Therefore, I find myself morally obliged to express my gratitude towards you! Thank you and Kudos, BTW! As for the belt, I would check to see if the dealer from which you will buy the chukka boots also can provide you with a suede belt in the same colour. Alternatively a belt in regular leather in the same colour.
I was hoping you could tell me what brand the brown leather Oxford shoe is in the article pictures. The brown leather shoes in this article are made by Barker Shoes. Your articles are always on point. I read the one on shoes the other day and I got a pair of navy canvas loafers to go with dark jeans, and now I was looking to get a belt that could go with these. They pair great with light tan, or light checked beige slack or even grey checked…. Now, your belt colour should be the same as your shoes regardless of what pants you are wearing.
Could you reply with a picture link to the shoes? If you did I would be able to guide you further on pants colour. Do you have issues with the middle of the leather belt sagging? Is this because my belt is too tight or too loose? All my belt exhibit this after a relatively short period of time. Yes, sometimes I do. I think it has more to do with the numbers of belt loops than whether you wear it too tight or loose.
Belts tend to sag on pants that only has five belt loops. More expensive pants usually have seven belt loops which help prevent sagging. I ordered a Carrhart belt and the buckle was too big uncomfortable when sitting down. Is there such a belt that is specifically marketed to what Im looking for and any suggestions? Just remember to keep the belt colour coordinated to your shoes and buy several different coloured belts if you have shoes in more than one colour.
I wear black leather Doctor Martens, dark denim jeans, and a 35mm black leather SlideBelt. The SlideBelt is a dual ratchet design and the full grain leather strap has no holes. This works out because SlideBelts are only sold in 35mm widths. There are some other ratchet type belts available in 40mm designs Mission. However, I like the buckle design on the SlideBelts.
I really liked your article. I have a few questions. Is it better to have a loop that is metal and part of the buckle? This is quite often how it is with reversible belts. Or is it better to have the loop to be the same material as the belt itself i. Interestingly, all of your belt pictures show the loop to be the same material as the belt itself. In my experience, a metal loop can be more noisy than a leather loop.
And a metal loop can stick out quite far and potentially have sharp edges which might catch your child when they run into you for a hug. Brown on one side, black on the other.
What is your opinion on reversible belts? They usually have a metal loop. For me, I usually wear casual brown leather shoes…so I need a brown belt. Then I have the black belt for other shoes. So a reversible belt works nicely for me. However, when you put the belt through the buckle and then pull it back against the buckle to insert the prong in the hole in the belt, I find this pulling of the belt to bend it backwards against the buckle to be stressful.
Maybe not so damaging? So then the belt begins to look tattered. Similar to how bending a thin piece of metal back and forth in the same spot will cause fatigue and breakage — it seems that the same thing will happen with a reversible leather belt much sooner than a single sided belt. This should help it to last longer.
OR — spend a bit more and buy two belts and avoid a reversible belt. I recently decided to buy two Black Brown belts at the Bay — one black and one brown. But they went on sale, and sold out of my size before I could buy. Whether you choose a metal or a leather loop is up to you.
I find that a leather loops usually makes the belt more symmetric and low-key looking. Buying two ordinary belts — one black and one brown — seems like a simpler and more economic decision in the long run.
So informative and easy to read. I will definitely recommend your website to my husband. Is that a word that anyone else knows? Wearing a belt is something most men are accustomed to. So where to start? Therefore, the best place to start is with: A narrow leather belt in the same colour as your leather dress shoes—to wear with your leather dress shoes.
The Belt and Pants Should Match Formality Narrow belts with dress pants, chinos, dark jeans, and trouser shorts; and wide belts with lighter denim, cargo pants, and cargo shorts. The belt and shoes should be of the same colour Black with black, brown with brown, blue with blue, and so on.
So what makes belts for men dressy, and what makes them casual? Wide casual belts are best worn with casual pants, such as lighter denim pants and cargo pants. But belts also come in different colours … … so how do you pick the right one for your outfit? Use Secret 2 to find Your Belt Colour: Match Belt and Shoe Colour Colour-coordinating your belt with your shoes is—after picking the right belt width—often more than enough to get you through the day with style.
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