Belts aren’t rocket science. Follow one simple formula, and you’ll land a proper pants-holder. Step 1: Invest in high-quality leather. Step 2: Experiment with texture in the leather. The range available in casual belts — suede, bridle, vegetable tanned, alligator and bison — can fit different aesthetics, so don’t shy from variety. Once you find a design that resonates with your typical style, go forth and rock that better belt.
Black Suede Belt by AMI $135
Slim Braided Leather Belt by Caputo & Co. $125
Benjamin Vegetable Tanned Leather Belt by Norse Projects $135
1.5-Inch S-Belt by KikaNY $135
Texan Belt by A.P.C. $175
Horse Hair Arrow Belt by Will Leather Goods $185
Classic Alligator Belt by Crescent Belt Manufacturers $450
Bison Dress Belt by Parabellum $610
Want the Look for Less?
Options for the Budget-Conscious Buyer
Bridle Leather Belt by Filson $58
Slim Leather Belt by Anderson’s $89
Slim Oval Belt by Maximum Henry $90