Buying a new belt might not be at the top of your to-do list but when you find a great one, it can make all the difference in your outfit. The key is to know your personal belt style and/or be willing to try out a new type that you may be unfamiliar with.
We found some great belt options that will not only keep your pants up but sport high-quality craftsmanship, come in a wide variety of color options and have amazing price points.
Choose from a traditional single prong buckle belt made from extra refined, genuine leather and a sleek looking belt buckle that will stand the test of time or a ratchet-style belt which literally ratchets down to your desired size by using a buckle mechanism that locks into place. You probably own a few of these styles, however, we have found ones that are not only genuine leather and sleek but can easily be cut (yes with scissors) down to your ideal size, taking much of the guesswork out of picking out a belt.
1. Marino Genuine Leather Dress Belt
The dress belt by Mio Marino is a single prong buckle belt made with zinc alloy to create a buckle that will last a long time and has resistance to corrosion. The details are what makes this best-seller so special – it’s made from an extra refined, high-quality leather, has meticulous stitching and comes in 10+ colors that will pair nicely with most of your wardrobe.
PROS: This belt is versatile and is ideal with jeans, formal wear and everything in between.
CONS: It is important to consult the sizing chart as these belts might run small.
2. Bulliant Slide Ratchet Belt
Bulliant’s Slide Ratchet Belt is unique in that it promises an exact fit. These belts are “cut to fit” and allow you to take the strap down to cut for your desired size so you never have to worry about buying the wrong one. Sizing has been made even easier with 32 marked ratchet positions on the back of the belt to help you customize your size. The belt is made from soft and durable leather and the buckle with zinc for a strong, scratch resistant coating.
PROS: This item can make a great gift idea as you can always buy a bigger size and the recipient can always make it shorter.
CONS: If you are not into DIY belt sizing, another option might be better.
3. Lavemi Ratchet Dress Belt with Automatic Buckle
Lavemi’s Dress Belt is another trim-to-fit belt which gives you the ability to cut the strap length yourself to perfectly fit your size. The ratchet-style belt provides 38 unique adjustments for a comfortable fit, is made from top-grade, genuine leather and has a high-quality metal buckle for durability that resists rust, corrosion and tarnishing. The ratchet style belt is easy to use – simply slide the belt into the buckle, pull through and the buckle auto locks the belt.
PROS: The surface of the belt has very detailed contrast stitching making for a very sturdy belt.
CONS: The instructions for cutting the belt might be a little hard to follow.