Today , for my first post ever, I chose to write about the importance of wearing a belt. Wait, I don’t want to hear the dissent. The obligatory ” My pants aren’t falling down. What do I need a belt for then?” If we viewed fashion with this utilitarian sense nothing but wool and cargo pants would be worn, and I’d be sad. REAL sad.
A belt is important, ok? It creates a clear line between your torso and your legs, a line of separation for everyone to see clearly. You may not think this is needed but you look strange otherwise. You don’t take my word for it? Take a look at this guy.
Do you want to look this guy? If you do, please stop reading our blog.Everyone who wants to go belt-less gone? Ok good. You’re here because you want to learn something. So I’m telling you something. Every look you could ever want to model yourself after that had someone wearing jeans, slacks or some sort of legged pant (that isn’t sweatpants or spandex, which we can just forget along with Ugg Boots and Croc’s) has a belt. That iconic figure, or style you want to emulate has a man’s torso separated from his legs by something wrapped around his waist. So here is small guide for belt shopping.
Material: Leather or imitation leather preferably. The belts that are woven make you look like you’re trying too hard to be multicultural and tend to stretch out too easy, giving a relaxed look around your waist, making you look like you’re tummy is bulging. Leather offers longevity and class. It is a bit stiff at first, and certainly a little more expensive than cloth alternatives, but hey! You’re wearing it everyday, it’s worth it.
This is a Calvin Klein Belt, Italian Leather. Safe Choice. All you have to do is make sure you match your shoes to your belt color. Yes it is important. The Belt isn’t expensive, as your local mid-level nordstrom or sort will have it for less than $30, and I even found it on overstock.com for $17.99. Guaranteed not to rip or wear to fast, you’ll be thanking me in 3 months when you start to feel as if putting on a belt was just a part of the ol’ morning routine.
That’s it. Nothing much more to say about Men’s belts. Don’t let women tell you there is more to it than that. Match the color to your shoes, get something leather and simple and go.