If you’re wondering if you really need one, yes, you absolutely need a stylish leather belt. Why? Well, besides providing the very real function of holding your pants up, a well-considered belt can add subtle style to any outfit, even something as laid-back and straightforward as a crisp white tee and your favorite pair of dark blue denim.
And as always in matters of men’s style, it’s the little details that make the difference — even everyday carry essentials like a leather belt. The great news here is that designers are making leather belts with every bit as much care as they make shirting or accessories, which is ideal if you tend to wear the crap out of a product once you buy it (like we do). And on that note, we can’t recommend more highly the below picks for the best leather belts for men. So cinch up, boys!
Consider taking your leather belt a completely different direction with a rich natural leather that’s going to get better and better over time. The perfect pairing with a WP Standard slub tee, we think.
It’s fitting that Abercrombie & Fitch makes a rough-and-tumble leather belt that harks back to the brand’s days as an outdoor outfitter (Teddy Roosevelt was one of their biggest clients) — this is the belt you’re going to want to pair with tough chore pants and a waxed trucker jacket on chilly fall days.
If ever you wanted a black leather belt that’s more than just a leather belt, well, here’s the one to buy. It’s an investment, but Tanner Goods stands by its quality and durability.
Want to truly go all-American with your belt? Reach for this stylish original, featuring USA-sourced leather and assembly in San Francisco. We love the Tobacco leather that works well with the brand’s new, inky-blue denim.
We’ve saved the best for last. There’s only one belt on this list with a 100-year warranty and it’s this beauty. The perfect casual belt to wear with tough jeans or canvas work pants, the four-stitch detailing is unique and to be admired (and worn a ton, no doubt).
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