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The Best Leather Dress Belts for Men

By August 16, 2021No Comments
The Best Leather Dress Belts for Men

While a fairly small part of an overall outfit, picking the best belt for the occasion is crucial to looking great in the office, out on the town, or at formal events. There’s a reason they say that the devil’s in the details – he is history’s greatest charmer, after all.

If you’re looking for the best belt to add to your wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. We know a thing or two about what looks good when it comes to men’s style, so we’ve collected our favourite belts along with a few specific recommendations you might enjoy down below.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

BEST OVERALL MEN’S LEATHER DRESS BELT

Our favourite men’s leather dress belt by far is the Montblanc 3cm Textured Leather Belt for its unique yet minimal style. An Italian leather belt for men with a carbon fibre-inspired texture and cool matte buckle – this is not just any accessory; it’s the belt of a man with raw, unfiltered style.

BEST CASUAL MEN’S LEATHER BELT

Who does casual better than Levi’s? Their Men’s Reversible Casual Dress Belt offers both form and function with a reversible leather finish and stylish, polished buckle. It is the perfect addition to a pair of blue Levi’s (or pretty much any casualwear now we think about it).

MOST VERSATILE MEN’S LEATHER BELT

Again, we can’t help but mention the Levi’s Men’s Reversible Casual Dress Belt here. It strikes the perfect balance between casual and smart to make it a compatible addition to pretty much any get-up – even without the reversible design (which is an added bonus).

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY MEN’S LEATHER DRESS BELT

The Marino Men’s Genuine Leather Ratchet Dress Belt is a great budget option for fashion-focused men who don’t want to compromise on style. With plenty of styles and a micro-adjustable ratchet fastening, this belt is a solid pick.

BEST REVERSIBLE MEN’S LEATHER BELT

Opting for a reversible belt doesn’t mean you have to settle when it comes to style. The Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Reversible Belt is an option that’s not only smart enough to wear comfortably to a wedding or other formal event but also offers up a choice of dual-colour finishes to keep your wardrobe slight but versatile.

1. Allen-Edmonds Men’s Manistee

Some things are simply timeless, and when it comes to weddings and formal workwear, you can never go wrong with a pair of classic brogues. If that’s your style, the Allen-Edmonds Men’s Manistee Belt comes with a unique, brogue-inspired design that will compliment your shoes perfectly on such an occasion.

Key Features

  • 100% leather
  • Polished silver-tone buckle closure
  • Feather-edged
  • Classic brogue perforations

Specifications

  • Brand: Allen-Edmonds
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Walnut, Black

2. Lacoste Men’s Perforated Leather Belt

Lacoste has never been afraid to think outside the box with their apparel design yet somehow always manages to maintain a classic aesthetic that stands the test of time. This stylish men’s leather roller buckle belt has a distinctive perforated design that looks stylish and offers that little extra breathability for those long days dressed to the nines.

Key Features

  • 100% kip leather
  • Perforated design
  • Embossed Lacoste crocodile logo
  • Metal roller buckle

Specifications

  • Brand: Lacoste
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Roller buckle
  • Colour: Black, Brandy, Tan, White

3. Mr. Porter Mulberry Leather Belt

We can’t get enough of the sophisticated, braided design of the Mulberry leather belt by Mr. Porter. Complemented by a gorgeous golden buckle with rounded edges and made from 100% genuine cow leather in the heart of Italy, this belt is certainly not lacking when it comes to class and décor.

Key Features

  • 100% cow leather
  • Weaved/plaited leather design
  • Gold-tone buckle
  • Made in Italy

Specifications

  • Brand: Mr. Porter
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Chocolate

4. Bulliant Men’s Slide Ratchet Belt

While often considered a timeless staple of men’s formalwear, the traditional single-prong belt buckle can sometimes be a bit fiddly. The Bulliant Slide Ratchet Belt offers a more elegant solution that doesn’t compromise style with an easy-to-use, micro-adjustment fastening.

As well as 32 ratchet notch sizes to choose from, this minimalist men’s belt comes in a range of stylish leathers with an assortment of simple yet sophisticated belt buckles to choose from – each in a scratch-resistant, zinc-alloyed finish that keeps it in tip-top condition.

Key Features

  • Genuine leather
  • Stylish patterned buckle designs
  • Exact fit with micro-size adjustments
  • Scratch-resistant zinc-alloyed buckle

Specifications

  • Brand: Bulliant
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Slide ratchet
  • Colour: Black, Antique Coffee, Light Brown, White, Tawny, Dark Brown, Blue

5. Florsheim Men’s Italian Full Grain Leather Feather Edge Belt

Sometimes all you need is a high-quality, classic leather belt that’s versatile enough for day-to-day use. This Florsheim Men’s leather belt is made of full-grain Italian leather and features a polished metal buckle and double keeper design for firmer belt support. Simple but classic – you can’t go wrong.

Key Features

  • Full-grain Italian leather
  • Feathered edges
  • Polished hardware buckle

Specifications

  • Brand: Florsheim
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Black, Brown, Cognac

6. J. Crew Italian Leather Dress Belt

If you’re looking for a men’s leather belt that emanates classic European suave, look no further than the J. Crew Italian Leather Dress Belt. This belt is the epitome of class, with a no-bells-and-whistles, traditional Italian design in three classic colourways that need no introduction – black, cigar brown, and English tan.

Key Features

  • Italian leather
  • Classic, traditional design

Specifications

  • Brand: J. Crew
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Cigar Brown, English Tan, Black

7. Chaoren Leather Ratchet Belt with Click Sliding Buckle

Another fashionable option in the ratchet belt arena, the Chaoren Leather Ratchet Belt, comes in 100% genuine leather or nylon weave material. It includes smart, minimalist ratchet buckles of various designs (including the super-slick carbon fibre option).

This men’s leather belt has a highly customizable fit thanks to the micro-adjustment ratchet mechanism. It will have you covered if you put on a few (or lose a few) pounds. Who says loosening the belt strap means having to compromise on style?

Key Features

  • Genuine leather or nylon weave material
  • Easy-to-use ratchet buckle
  • Stylish minimalist design with carbon fibre buckle option
  • Micro-adjustments for a perfect fit
  • Scratch-resistant high-density buckle

Specifications

  • Brand: Chaoren
  • Material: Leather, Nylon, Carbon Fiber
  • Fastening: Ratchet
  • Colour: Black, Burnt Umber, Charcoal, Cognac, Grey, Brown, Tan

8. Mr. Porter Montblanc 3cm Black Textured Leather Belt

We’re unsure what we love most about this men’s black dress belt: the carbon fibre-inspired textured leather or the minimalist matte black belt buckle. Mr. Porter’s Montblanc Textured Leather Belt is the perfect choice for the modern man who prides himself on an understated yet unique style.

Key Features

  • Calf leather
  • Textured leather design
  • Matte-black finish buckle
  • Made in Italy

Specifications

  • Brand: Mr. Porter
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Black

9. Carhartt Men’s Signature Casual Belt

If you’re looking for a belt to fit a very specific outfit, you might want to check out Carhartt’s Men’s Signature Casual Belts. These stylish but surprisingly affordable men’s dress belts come in an array of different styles with various leather colours, buckle finishes, and designs to complement pretty much any ensemble.

Key Features

  • Full-grain bridle leather
  • Heat-stamped keeper logo
  • A large variety of styles and design

Specifications

  • Brand: Carhartt
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Various

10. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Reversible Belt

We couldn’t write a list of the best belts for men without mentioning some reversible options for those who like to keep a lean but versatile wardrobe. Tommy Hilfiger brought this belt to market back in 2019, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a timeless classic based on form and function alone.

With a reversible, 2-in-1 design, this leather belt can be easily alternated with its stylish swivel buckle. Just in case you wanted to strut your stuff, the classic ‘Hilfiger’ logo is tastefully etched into the buckle itself (so that everyone knows you mean business).

Key Features

  • 2-in-1 reversible design
  • Polished silver-effect buckle
  • Swivel buckle for easy reverse
  • Engraved logo

Specifications

  • Brand: Tommy Hilfiger
  • Material: 40% leather, 40% PVC, 20% PU
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Black, Brown, Navy, Cognac, Tan, White, Burgundy

11. Tiger of Sweden Asenby Belt

Tiger of Sweden is no new player in the fine apparel business, having high-end tailored accessories since the start of the 20th century. The Asenby belt is no exception, with a sophisticated, polished silver-effect buckle and pure genuine leather from an LWG-certified tannery. Who needs modern when you’ve got a timeless classic around your waist?

Key Features

  • 100% cow leather
  • Engraved logo
  • Polished silver-effect buckle
  • Leather from LWG-certified tannery

Specifications

  • Brand: Tiger of Sweden
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Cognac, Black

12. Saks Fifth Avenue Bally Astor Reversible Leather Belt

The Saks Bally Astor Reversible Leather Belt is a fantastic option for the fashion-forward amongst you who prefer a slimmer-profile belt. But what this gorgeous feat of Italian leatherwear lacks in thickness, it more than makes up for in unadulterated sophistication.

This stylish men’s reversible belt has two sides – smooth, fine-grain leather and a hatched textured leather. If that wasn’t enough to get your fashion-focused gears warmed, a quick look at the flawlessly designed chrome-effect buckle is sure to seal the deal.

Key Features

  • 100% leather
  • Reversible design
  • Textured/smooth leather finish
  • Silver-tone buckle
  • Made in Italy

Specifications

  • Brand: Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Black

13. Timberland PRO Men’s 38mm Boot Leather Belt

Something a little more rugged but just as fashionable as every other belt on this list – the Timberland Pro Men’s 38mm Boot Leather Belt comes in smooth nubuck-inspired leather (also available in full-grain boot leather). Take your pick from a chunky standard buckle or roller buckle fastening with various stylish metal finishes.

A full-fashion belt built for the hardworking man, this bad boy can take a beating but will look good no matter what kind of weather it faces. What more do you expect than from a name like Timberland?

Key Features

  • 100% leather
  • Smooth nubuck-style or full-grain boot-leather finish
  • Standard buckle or roller buckle design
  • Machine-metal style buckle finish
  • Double-stitched edges

Specifications

  • Brand: Timbaland
  • Material: 100% Leather
  • Fastening: Buckle/Roller Buckle
  • Colour: Black, Brown, Dark Brown, Spark, Medium Brown

14. Levi’s Men’s Reversible Casual Jeans Belt

Rocking that classic Levi’s aesthetic, this reversible casual jeans belt provides the perfect balance between rugged and debonair. For those in need of a belt that can see them through the office work-day and a casual night out with friends, this might be exactly the belt you’re looking for.

Key Features

  • 2-in-1 reversible design
  • Swivel buckle for easy reverse
  • Gunmetal-style buckle finish

Specifications

  • Brand: Levi’s
  • Material: 48% PU, 26% split leather, 26% bonded leather
  • Fastening: Buckle
  • Colour: Black, Brown, Tan

15. Marino Genuine Leather Ratchet Dress Belt for Men

We’ve looked at quite a few versatile belt options on this list, but if you’ve still not found something that’s quite you, we’re sure that this ratchet dress belt from Marino will come in a style to suit you. They have a wealth of options to choose from with countless fashionable buckle and leatherwork styles covering every type of outfit.

Being a ratchet belt, you also have the added benefit of maximum flexibility when finding a good fit (no more tight waistlines or trousers that are just a little too low). What’s more, you’re looking at a 100% genuine leather belt collection in the sub-thirty dollar range – that’s great value for money.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-use ratchet buckle
  • Perfect fit, micro-adjustment buckle
  • Interchangeable buckle

Specifications

  • Brand: Marino
  • Material: 100% leather
  • Fastening: Ratchet
  • Colour: Charcoal, Burnt Umber, Mahogany, Obsidian, Light Ochre, Nut Brown