If you’re a man in search of a designer belt, there are many different options. Each of the
hundreds of fashion brands and retailers has their own product lineup, each singing the praises
of their products’ longevity, beautiful design and high-quality construction.
In this forest of options, how can a man decide which is the ideal luxury belt?
Likewise, how can you tell if a belt will live up to its promises?
Cleave through the confusion to find your perfect belt – in just three steps.
Step 1: Choosing the Right Belt Size and Strap Width
To start with, you need to determine the correct belt size and strap width.
First, you will need to determine your waist size. To do this, you’ll want to use a tape
measure. Put on a well-fitting pair of pants of your choice, pull the tape measure through the
belt loops and note down the number on the tape. Most fashion retailers offer a conversion
chart, by means of which you can take your waist size in centimeters or inches and determine
the correct belt size.
Unfortunately, in the case of traditional belts, you’ll be forced to buy a new belt as soon as
you gain or lose a few pounds. While this might be tolerable for a cheap, impulse-buy belt, it’s
downright frustrating in the case of a designer belt. Not all men’s belts are like this, however:
seamlessly adjustable belts avoid this problem entirely. These are adjustable down to the
millimeter to perfectly match your body and all your outfits.
Length isn’t all that counts, however: The belt needs to fit, too, and most men’s pants only
allow for belts with a strap width of up to five centimeters. To determine your ideal strap
width, open your wardrobe doors or drawers once again, choose three pairs of pants you often
wear and determine what strap width the belt loops allow for.
Step 2: Choosing the Right Style
Having found the right size, you can now turn your mind to the style of the belt.
The Belt Buckle
Beyond the belt strap, the belt buckle deserves at least equal attention: It is the nexus and the
heart of the belt, it first captures the observer’s attention and frames their impression.
Since it’s so prominent, you might not want to settle for just a run-of-the-mill buckle – and you
don’t have to, there are countless different variants to choose from.
Amongst the many designs and design trends, one school of design emphasizes borrowing
familiar elements from daily life as well as from technology. Aviation-inspired designer belts
with an airplane belt buckle are a prime example of these principles.
Most fashion retailers feature belts that are either formal or casual. Some fashion designers
however go beyond that and create belts that match any style or occasion. Their designs are
neither too cool and sober, nor too relaxed. Such designs often feature a simple, high-quality
belt strap and dynamic belt buckle.
Step 3: Fitting, Comparison, and Purchase
Finally, the actual selection process.
While big-box fashion retailers still exist, the focus has been shifting more and more towards
shopping online, and with good reason. With a selection that is many times larger, you can
find a designer belt that isn’t the exact same one three other men in the same room are wearing
but instead showcases your inimitable style.
Furthermore, belts often are cheaper online then they are in a physical store. You can even
order a few different belts and try them out at home! In this way, you can be sure that your
belt matches all your outfits – not just the one you happen to be wearing.
You now know everything you need to know about buying a belt and are ready to buy a
designer belt in just three steps.
In your search, be sure to consider our very own JET BELT®.
The JET BELT® is a seamlessly adjustable designer belt with an airplane belt buckle – each
one truly one of a kind, since each and every belt is handmade in Germany.
The JET BELT® comes in an exquisite leather and an athletic nylon version. A premium
chrome belt buckle with safety belt technology completes each belt. Open and close the
airplane-inspired buckle within milliseconds. With only two small movements, you can
remove the buckle entirely. Security has never been this quick and easy.
From the airport to the office and into town – the JET BELT® will be your constant