You have probably gotten through life a-okay with one black leather belt. But I’m here to let you in on a few little secrets to help you up your belt game without taking up too much cupboard space.
Belts are awesome and they can help take an ordinary pair of slacks or pants to the next level. Try to avoid buying the plastic ones from the usual places – they don’t last very long and start to deteriorate after a couple of years.
You must have two leather belts in your wardrobe – one a solid black and the other a solid brown. My husband has had his classic black Lambretta belt for over ten years and it’s still a solid item. If you turn the belt inside, you’ll see it’s stamped with ‘100% leather’ and ‘Made in England’.
Recently he upgraded his belt collection with some sweet ones he found online. I’m particularly fond of the sports lime green one that is reversible and can be worn as a navy blue. Most sports fashion brands do a practical belt that can be worn during sport. Think Puma, Adidas, Nike, Mizuno and Callaway.
You might like to purchase a statement buckle, if want to stand out from the crowd. Another special touch is to get in touch with a leather maker and ask for a custom belt stamped with a meaningful word or phrase. These are great gift ideas for the men in your life that you love.
I’ll let you on a few little secrets to buying a good quality belt – don’t forget to shop around online to find the best deal. If you’re not too sure about the right size – go bigger, as you can always get a couple of extra holes punched in for an affordable amount.
Once you have two good leather belts, a sports belt, a statement belt with buckle and a custom leather milestone belt, you’ll be ready for all occasions.
Please leave a comment and tell us all about your favourite belts?