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Four Belts We Love for Summer

To many men, the belt is just a necessity and not necessarily a stylish part of their wardrobe. Just that brown or black leather thing (often cracked from over use) that keeps their pants up. But a great belt is as important as great socks or other accessories. Since we are rolling into summer we compiled four of our favorite belts that give a little nod to the season. No winter tartans or wools here, only fun and festive so you can even get a summer vibe at your desk and maybe even cause a stir at the water cooler.

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Based between two of America’s preppiest ports, Boston and Charleston, Nick Mannella knew something was missing from the market when he launched his grosgrain belt line, Knot Clothing. Sure enough he has made a conversation starter at many a party from his witty line of belts. His ‘Beer Goggles’ belt is one of our favorites that always makes us smile when we put it on. ($48.50)

Billy Kirk does leather well. Working with Amish families, everything is made in the U.S.A and the quality is obvious. This claw buckle belt is a favorite and can be pretty season-less. Inspired by an old rifle sling and cast in white bronze, this belt lends a vintage feel to any outfit and we enjoy watching the leather change from tan to honey as we wear it. ($95)

Good ole Lands’ End. The brand seems to be make waves again and we are glad to see it back in the fashion vernacular. For summer they are offering up a nautical themed needlepoint belt that spells ‘Lands’ End 1963’ in nautical flags. This is the prefect belt to wear around your sailing fanatic friends to see if they really know their stuff or if they just have a bunch of hot air in their sails. ($54)

Atlanta based men’s fashion retailer and guru Sid Mashburn brings the summer oyster roast into the fashion arena with this brass belt buckle. Hand cast from an oyster that a Massachusetts metalworker plucked from a bed behind his workshop, it is made to fit a 1” strap with snaps and holes. Just be careful you don’t slurp down too many Blue points and beers that you need to add an extra hole. ($75)

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