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Choosing the Right Men’s Belt If you’re an average guy, you probably don’t have the money or even the time to look for the perfect ostrich belt. Don’t be discouraged though. It will be easy to find a belt rack in any quality department store downtown. Of course, every belt will come with its own size tag. Buy a size bigger is the rule of the thumb. That means if your waist 33 or 34, you should aim for a 36-40 belt. Belts are made to be an accessory, so don’t make yours the focal point of your wardrobe. Even if you fantasize about being a head-turner with zebra skin wrapped around your waist, don’t be tempted into getting a belt that’s more expensive than your shoes, or worse, your suit. A decent range for a belt is around $30 to $100.
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So you have a belt that has been hanging on your rack for a week. It’s Friday and you’d like to show it off. The problem is, the belt’s a blackie and the shoes you want to wear are brown. How do you solve something like this? The most basic rule when it comes to wearing a dress belt is that it should have the same color and finish as the shoes. A shiny black belt can only go with a shiny black pair of shoes. That simple. Casual belts though make for a little more flexibility. Whatever finish or color they come in, they’re always great with jeans and sneakers. It sure is easy, unless you have boots on. That will make things quite iffy. Whatever their prices, boots are nearly always casual. But since they’re made from leather, you have to follow the dress belt rule – matching color and finish. It’s complex, but shiny black boots require a shiny, black casual belt. And remember to consider the buckle size. The bigger the buckle, the more casual the belt becomes. Belt-buying Don’t’s Are you confused by all these rules about belts, buckles and leather finishes? Keep in mind these general guidelines: > Forget garish, extra-large buckles, including metal-studded belts form 1998, S&M style. > Forget those belted shorts, except in three scenarios: when you’re sailing, you’re golfing or having lunch at some country club. > Dress belts never go with jeans, and casual belts should never be worn with dress slacks. >Don’t wear a belt with a hole you actually punched yourself. > If your waistline is getting bigger, get a bigger belt or go in the gym. If you’ve recently lost weight, buy yourself a new belt. Storing Your Belt Belts should always be hung vertically, as well as kept away from direct sunlight to keep it from drying out and cracking. Men like to wrap their belt around a pole or just leave them in their pants. This isn’t a good practice because it keeps the belt in a loop, which will curve the leather and break the seams.