Mens Leather belts from theleatherlocker.com are robustly constructed and manufactured by expert leather craftspeople to the highest standard, from the finest available leather product from the most exclusive leather tanneries.
Our collections include fine quality dressy trouser and suit belts for formal occasions, full grain leather one-piece jeans belts (with antique-finished buckles) for casual outfits, elasticated leather / fabric belts for chinos (and for comfort!), as well as the unique leather “Polo” belt, with its quirky style and exotic heritage.
We offer styles, finishes and colours of quality leather belts to suit all tastes. We also offer different types of leather and carefully choose the hides most suitable for each variation.
The options include classic full-grain leather with natural matt finishes, genuine soft, refined leather with a rich, shiny patina, stylish and ornate leather designs such as the complex and original Gaucho-inspired South American “Polo” belt and many more.
Our mens belts are finished with a classic silver or brass buckle – some are highly polished and lend themselves more to our dressy, refined trouser belt range.
Others are cleverly “distressed”, or given an “antique” appearance, to enhance their genuinely classical style, to add that “never ordinary” appeal to your favourite jeans, cargo pants, shorts or chinos.
Leather belts colour options range from classic black, rich dark brown and stylish tan, to more contemporary colours such as navy and burgundy. Our colour options will help you to decide upon a belt to match your choice of shoes or to complement a favourite outfit, jeans, trousers, cargo pants or chinos.
You will see that we offer a wide choice of sizing, for maximum comfort and fit. With our Charles Smith mens belt collection, we offer waist measurement sizes from 32” up to 48”.
In our Ibex mens belt range, the choice is from size Small (S), through Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL), Double Extra Large (XXL) and Triple Extra Large (XXXL). The easy-to-use Size Guide chart will help you to find the correct size for you.
In short, whatever the occasion, whatever your style, whatever your colour preferences, we are sure to have the right leather belt for you.
If you don’t give too much attention to the belt you pick or you believe that they’re only there to keep your pants up, chances are you’re making mistakes. And if you think people won’t notice, think again. A bad belt can send the wrong message whether you’re on a date, at a formal event, or attending an interview. Not only will it look off, but it may even show that you didn’t put in the time and effort necessary to be dressed properly. That might seem harsh for such a small thing, but a belt has more of an effect on your overall look than you may think. Here are some essential tips for finding the perfect leather belt for you no matter the outfit.
Be Consistent with Your Colours
If you don’t know what colour belt you should have, this can easily be solved. Simply pick it in the same colour as most of your other leather garments and accessories. If that’s the only leather item you happen to own, any neutral colour will do. But if you’re going to wear it with a leather motorcycle jacket or leather shoes, then it only makes sense that you pick a matching colour.
Consistency is not only important when you pick the colour for the strap, however. You should also make sure that you look at the colour and material the buckle is made of and match it with any metal accessory you may be wearing, whether it’s a watch, ring, or tie bar.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with colours, however. You just have to be careful and know what you’re doing. Contrasting colours can help your outfit stand out. You even have belts with stamped images and varying colours. These can look great with the right outfit, but they won’t be as versatile as your black and browns. It’s still a good idea to have a few of those in your collection.
Stay Away from Cheap Belts
Since it seems like such a minor item, a lot of people will be tempted to pick the absolute cheapest belt possible. Things become worse when they come in bundles or they look good at first glance. But even if they do, they will probably not stand the test of time and one quality leather belt will outlast a bundle of cheap ones every time.
Some will even look like leather and be advertised as such only to find out that it has colouring that starts to chip away after a few uses. A good belt, on the other end, will not only look great but will gain character as it ages. So, make sure that you invest in a belt made of full-grain leather if possible. It is the purest, highest grade of leather that you can find. If you can’t get your hands on one, then top-grain or genuine leather belts are your second-best bet.
Choose the Right Length and Width
You also have to make sure that you pick a belt that fits. That might seem simple at first glance, but sizes aren’t always marked the same. You have some belts that will have a range, such as 28 to 32 inches, but others will only have one measurement. In those cases, it usually refers to the total length of the belt without the belt buckle. Know your measurements and pick a belt that will be appropriate for your body.
People often recommend that you pick a belt that is one to two inches longer than your actual size. You could also pick a belt that fits you perfectly and measure it to get an idea of what you need.
The width is also very important. Some belts will work better on certain occasions than others. Thickness matters as well. Formal belts will usually be on the thinner side. It’s recommended that you don’t get anything over 3/8″ in terms of width and 1/8″ in thickness for a formal belt. Anything above would work best with a casual look.
Thicker belts are the best option if you want to wear jeans, for instance. Most belts for jeans will be around the 1.5″ mark, and that’s perfect. You can go up to 3/4″ in thickness as well.
Choose the Right Buckle
Belt buckles can vary greatly, and you have discreet buckles that would look great on suits while others may look like they belong on a bull rider. Each of these has its place and it’s up to you to find one that fits your style the best.
One area where you can’t compromise, however, is when it comes to quality. You have to check the quality of the materials being used and the construction. This is where buying a quality belt will save you a lot of headaches as good belt makers will not skip corners when it comes to the buckle. This is also why you should consider buying a belt with a removable buckle in case the original one chips, fades, or breaks.
You have to use the right buckle type for the occasion as well. Formal belts, for instance, will usually have a frame-style buckle that will tend to be flatter with a glossier finish. Buckles for casual belts are much more varied. You have plate-style buckles, O-rings and D-rings, box frames, and snap buckles, just to name a few. All of these will give a different look and serve a different purpose, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Choose the Right Manufacturer
At the end of the day, the manufacturer will make the biggest difference in what you can expect. So, look at how their belts are produced. Hand punched belts have a character that mass-produced belts will not have. Handmade belts also tend to have more personality, and you’ll love knowing that no one has a belt that is exactly like yours. In addition, you should ask the manufacturer where they source their leather from.
This is all you need to know to find the perfect leather belt for you. Now that you have more knowledge about leather belts and belts in general, you can pick up one or a few that will suit you no matter the setting.