While the functional value of a belt certainly can't be understated, there's more to this trouser-securing accessory than pure necessity. Providing the ultimate finishing touch to an outfit, a beautifully made belt acts as a signifier of one's put together-ness. But be warned: the wrong belt can just as easily sabotage your ensemble. Which is why we've rounded up some of the best waist-cinching styles at the moment. From woven leather belts that complete the perfect smart casual look to a workwear-inspired canvas belt that's guaranteed to complement your favourite pair of selvedge denim jeans – here are five of the best men's belts on our radar right now.
German accessories label Dalgado takes a no-nonsense approach to the design and manufacturing of each of its leather belts, placing emphasis on quality of construction over unnecessary stylistic details. This woven belt is evidence of its exquisite craftsmanship. Made from fine Italian suede, it boasts a velvet-like feel that will only improve with age.
Luca Faloni's calf leather belt is a fail-safe wardrobe staple that's guaranteed to stand the test of time, thanks to its classic design and made-to-last construction. It's crafted using the finest full grain leather from Santa Croce in Italy, a region renowned for its accomplished leather craftspeople.
A trend-transcending staple that you'll rely on for years, ASKET's braided belt is a no-brainer. The soft Italian full grain calf leather will add a touch of luxury to your everyday attire – team it with your go-to pair of blue denim jeans and white canvas high-tops.
Created in collaboration with contemporary menswear brand Albam, this canvas belt from Campbell Cole draws its design inspiration from Japanese gardeners and their practice of carrying their regularly used tools on their belts. With tumbled vegetable tanned leather trims and stainless steel d-ring hardware, it's as sturdy as it is stylish.
Handcrafted in Spain from ultra durable saddle-grade bridle leather, this hard-wearing belt from Café Leather is built to last a lifetime. The leather is vegetable tanned, so it will develop a beautiful patina over time. The solid brass buckle provides the perfect finishing touch.
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