How to Choose the Best Belt for Work

Dressing to impress is critical in any work environment. Whether you're looking for a heavy-duty leather belt that can stand up to abuse or a nice belt and buckle to wear to make a statement at the office, you've come to the right place! Here's everything you need to know when shopping for a new belt for work.

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What to look for in a high-quality belt

There are four factors to consider when shopping for work belts:

- the width of the belt strap

- the length of the leather belt

- the style of the belt buckle

- the materials the belt is made with

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Get the right thickness of belt for your belt loops

The best work belt for you depends on the type of pants you wear with it. Jeans and casual pants have wider belt loops than dress or work pants. 1-½" wide belts are great for everyday wear when you need a thick, durable work belt with style. Casual belts are better for offices with less strict dress codes.

1-¼" wide belts fit better on pants with narrow belt loops, like dress pants. They are a great option to wear with a suit for a sophisticated look. Dress belts are better for offices with formal attire policies.

Buy a belt one size larger than your pants size

A common mistake people make when shopping for a work belt is buying it the same size as their pant size. Always shop for one size larger to give yourself enough belt holes if your waist size changes in the future. For example, if you wear a pant size 34, buy a belt size 36 for the best fit. Check out our guide for more tips to get the perfect size belt and our article on why custom belts are worth it.

The best belt buckle to wear to work

The best belt buckle is the one that matches your personality. We offer a range of versatile belt buckle styles for work and casual occasions. Look for a belt buckle that complements your other gear - think about the watch, cuff links, or other jewelry you wear regularly. Try to match the metal buckle to your other accessories to create your unique style. We make our belt buckles in lots of colors to fit your style!

Opt for full grain leather work belts

If you want a high-quality leather work belt, look for one made with full grain leather. It is a thick, durable material, great for heavy-duty everyday wear. Our belt construction is straightforward - we handcraft each belt strap in our Wisconsin workshop using a single thick piece of full grain leather that will stand the test of time.

Avoid genuine leather belts at all costs. They are low-quality belts constructed using cheap materials and are guaranteed to break quickly. They are a waste of money - who wants to replace their belt that often?

Time to shop for a very nice belt!

Now that you know what to look for in a new belt for work, check out some of our cool designs! We have lots of styles and leather colors to choose from and offer free shipping on orders over $100 in the USA.

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