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Belts: Not as common as one might think—but they should be. Belts keep your pants secure. They prevent the dreaded plumber's crack. And they can tie a whole look together or add a flourish. Seriously—even if your pants fit you perfectly, adding a belt to your look creates dimension and detail, and goes to make you look that much more put-together, intentional, and elevated. The beauty of the belt is that there are plentiful styles to choose from: Oversized embossed leather beauties with pronounced buckles, classic black and brown bridle leather styles for events with a dress code, a few suede options, some woven or Western pieces, and even some with clip closures.
Different strokes for different folks, right? At the end of the day, though, you do not want to be caught without a belt in a situation where you might need one, whether it's because your pants are too big or your outfit is too lackluster. When in doubt, just remember: you're better off with a belt, maybe even a few in the rotation (because I know you wouldn't dare to pair a brown leather belt with black leather shoes, or vice versa). Don't fret; just scroll. We have 30 of the best belt options below.
Classic Jean Belt
Need a belt to match your Timbs? This classic style comes in four colorways and will look especially great with a pair of 501s.
Essential Leather Belt
A belt from the Bean that's as reliable as the brand's famous duck boots.
Classic Dress Belt
Amazon Essentials, per usual, has a sleek, dependable style at a price that's pretty tough to beat.
A fan of monochrome? Look no further than Shinola belt, made of black bridle leather with matching matte black hardware.
Leather Double Prong Belt
Dickies creates some of the best heavy-duty pants around. The same can be said of the brand's double-prong belt.
Italian Pull-up Leather Belt
J.Crew knows how to do understated elegance like no other. This belt is simple, sure, but classy enough to make even denim look a little more chic.
Hand-Tooled Leather Belt
RRL continues to keep Western wear alive, offering styles—like this floral-pattern belt with a pronounced brass slider buckle—that'd garner compliments from real-life cowboys.
Belt with Interlocking G Detail
If you're going to add a designer belt to your wardrobe, let it be one that goes with nearly everything. Gray is the perfect color to do just that—and Gucci's iconic monogram is the perfect design to elevate any outfit.
Skyline 35mm Belt
LV's sleek, elegant belt comes with a twist—a buckle attached to a pronounced monogram. This design is unique and elevated without being flashy or tacky.
Signature Pony Suede Belt
Another option from Ralph Lauren, but this time, it's Polo and it's suede. With jeans, chinos, or khakis, this everyday belt adds some subtle elegance to your look.
Leather Buckle Belt
If you're looking for a timeless belt that you can wear over and over again, Olimpo has you covered. This has a luxurious look and feel, but it's affordable and versatile.
Brushed Leather Belt
Prada's inverted triangle logo looks sleeker than ever embedded in brushed leather, on a belt that'll make your nicest suit look even better.
Reversible Horseshoe Buckle Calfskin Leather Belt
Montblanc excels at leather goods—their calfskin belt is no different.
Reversible Embossed Leather Belt
Can't decide between a black belt and a brown belt? Don't sweat it. Banana Republic has you covered with both in one.
Elloy Leather Belt
A sleek belt to show 'em who's boss. Get it?
Classic Dress Belt
This genuine leather, five-hole belt is everything an everyday belt should be: Reliable, durable, and not too flashy.
Whether you need a black or a brown belt, Calvin Klein has you covered with their sleek, reversible leather option.
365 Belt 2.0
With a simple design and durable materials, this belt is going to be your favorite pair of jeans' best friend.
Portfolio Braided Belt
Affordable and stylish, this boho belt with silver hardware pairs perfectly with chinos and jeans all spring and summer long.
Braided Leather Belt
A Western-y braided style, for those unafraid to experiment with their belts.
Carbon Leather Belt
A simple, timeless black leather belt that'll never go out of style. This one can be paired just as easily with a suit as it can with jeans.
Classic Suede Dress Belt
A suede dress belt is the epitome of subtle elegance, and with a rounded gold buckle like this one, you're basically ready for an episode of Succession.
Reversible Leather Belt
If you're someone who wants a designer belt, don't overlook Loewe. Their sleek logo sits perfectly against straight-cut leather, brown on one side and gray on the other.
Reversible Casual Belt
Everyone's favorite denim brand makes a sick (and reversible!) belt to hold up the pants in question.
Reversible Full-Grain Leather Belt
Modern, simple, and sleek, this two-in-one belt has Tom Ford's iconic logo against full-grain leather for an effortlessly elegant effect.
Vintage Leather Belt
The kind of belt that will make passersby search "Cool vintage belt" on their phones after seeing yours.
Double-Gancini Reversible Leather Belt
You'll never buy another belt again with this luxe option in your arsenal.
3cm Fringed Jacquard Belt
Isabel Marant often adds an unexpected, eye-catching detail that isn't the least bit garish to her designs. Case in point: This jacquard belt with a polished silver-tone buckle.
3.5cm Suede Belt
Made from luxurious calf suede, this is a belt for the guy willing to invest in a life-long accessory.
Maxi Intreccio Belt
Intrecciato leather in a woven style: This belt blends old and new Bottega seamlessly.
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