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Cool Accessories for Men

It's no secret that men's accessories are the best way for guys to express their personal style. Fashion-forward guys can use the right accessories to complement an outfit or add a new dimension of personality to clothing. We'll show you why our cool leather belts are essential for every man's wardrobe and offer some great styles from our shop that will make selecting your next belt a breeze - whether it's formal, casual, or somewhere in between. With so many options, we know you'll find something perfect for any occasion!

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Belts are one of the Best Men's Accessories

Men's accessories and, in particular, belts are one of the fastest-growing fashion categories, and it's easy to understand why. The pandemic put a kibosh on getting dressed up for a night on the town or looking smart for work. The world reopening allows guys to use their clothing and accessories as a form of self-expression after over a year stuck at home. A cool belt will give you a confidence boost to step back into society on the right foot.

Here are a few belt tips and tricks you should know now that you're ready to party again.

Add a touch of personal style to your casual outfits

If you want to be the cool guy and stand out from the crowd, it's all about the details. Our products make a functional fashion statement, no matter what you wear them with. Here are a few different ideas on how to style our belts:

The Dial Belt

Dial belts are the best men's accessories that money can buy. Antique belt buckle with full grain black leather belt strap.

The Dial buckle's shape looks more like an expensive watch than an ordinary belt. The ergonomic belt buckle is curved on the top for a comfortable fit all day long. The Stone Dial belt looks great with jeans and your fanciest bucket hats. Accessorize the Satin Gunmetal Dial with a suit, tie, pocket square, dress socks, and dress shoes for a board meeting or date night.

This design is available in three buckle versions and four leather colors, so you can choose the combination to match just about any style. The Dial belt also makes a great gift for the man in your life who appreciates subtle detail in their fashion accessories.

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The Stone Dial belt buckle worn with mens designer shorts and t-shirt. These aren't short-lived fashion trends, it's our best men's accessories for the last few years.

The Stone Dial Buckle on Distressed Leather is great for a casual summer outfit.

Man wearing the space dial on black leather belt with all black clothing.

The Space Dial on Black Leather is a stylish belt that adds a subtle touch of badass flavor to anything you wear.

The Fractal Belt

If you are the man who wants to stand out from the crowd, then this belt buckle is for you. Wear it with any good pair of jeans to elevate your entire outfit. It has a distinct futuristic cyberpunk style that takes your look out of this world. Fashion trends in 2022 are definitely headed toward elevated casual outfits. Match our distressed grey leather with dark clothing for the ultimate everyday outfit. Bonus: many men find this color combination slimming.

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stone fractal belt buckle on distressed gray leather with all black outfit.

Stone Fractal Buckle on Distressed Grey Leather looks awesome worn with all black.

How the Stone Fractal belt buckle works. Push the magnetic quick release button to unlock your belt.

Push the magnetic quick release button to unlock the Fractal belt buckle.

The Skeleton Belt

Are you as fascinated by skeleton watches as we are? Then you will love our belt buckle version of that classic men's accessory. The Skeleton belt buckle is tough, bold, and a guaranteed head-turner. Pair it with full-grain black leather to instantly create a classic accessory that goes with anything in your closet. It is easy to use - just push the magnetic quick-release button to unlock your belt and change your size with a simple twist of the sizing stud.

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no pocket square, fancy ties, tie bar or tie clip needed! skeleton casual belts are men's accessories for jeans

Wear the Aged Skeleton on Black Leather Belt with all black for don't-mess-with-me styles.

the Skeleton on Black Leather is a cool minimalist belt for jeans. push the button to unlock your belt

Push the magnetic button on the Skeleton Belt Buckle to unlock it.

The Sundial Belt

The Sundial Belt is the perfect accessory to tie your whole outfit together. Pair it with worn-in denim to bring a touch of edginess to your look. This belt buckle looks great with our signature distressed leather belt strap.

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sundial belt on distressed leather worn with black jeans and a blue t-shirt in a grungy alley

The Sundial on Distressed Leather Belt is great for streetwear.

Gunmetal Sundial retro futuristic magnetic belt buckle. Cool unique lock turns to click open. Adjustable belt size. EDC belt.

The buckle is easy to open and close - just pull the metal trigger back to unlock it with a satisfying snap.

Gunmetal Sundial retro futuristic magnetic belt buckle. Turn to click belt open. Brown full grain veg tan leather belt strap.

Wear the Sundial on Brown Leather for a Jedi chic style.

The Enigma Belt is for

The Enigma belt buckle is a mix of antique brass and distressed gunmetal, perfect for your everyday wardrobe. The unique shape buckle makes it easy to pair it with almost anything, but we especially like wearing the Enigma with blue jeans.

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the Enigma buckle is a steampunk style belt you can wear with denim and a nice shirt for an industrial streetwear outfit
Enigma Buckle on Slate Grey Leather Belt is the perfect accessory for industrial streetwear.

 

unlock your belt by pushing the hidden magnetic button on the enigma buckle

Push the hidden button on bottom of the Enigma buckle to unlock it.

Belts are fashion accessories that every man needs. They serve a practical purpose by holding your pants up and can dramatically improve the look of your outfit in seconds. We at Obscure Belts make many different styles and designs of belts and buckles. No matter your budget or style, we make something for you. The key is to search for a belt style that suits your personal taste and will complement other accessories you already have in your wardrobe. 

We're not like other accessory blogs whose lists include lame fashion accessories that died a slow death over the pandemic (think sterling silver chain necklace, messenger bags, and useless pocket squares) or seasonal accessories like leather gloves or baseball caps. We know many men want fashion accessories that will stand the test of time and look so good they wear them time and time again.

If you're ready to put your fashion game into high gear, head over to our store to check out our full menu of top-rated handmade leather belts. We offer free shipping on orders over $100 in the US, as well as custom sizes.

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Why you should wear a leather belt

Ok, let's all admit one thing first: those COVID pounds were real! Not only do belts add style to your outfit, but they can also slim and define your waistline as you transition back to hard pants. With so many options that range from formal leather belts for work to casual belts for jeans, there is a perfect belt out there for every man.

Wear your skinny belts with dress pants for formal special occasions or work situation with a dress code. The narrow 1-¼ inch width belt will fit better through the smaller belt loops and make you look more sophisticated. Go for a traditional leather color like black or brown because it will never go out of style.
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Wear casual belts for jeans, khakis, and all kinds of casual clothes. These belts are 1-½ inch wide, can be worn to jazz up just about anything, and are the perfect pieces to let your personality shine through. These are the kind of leather belts where you can experiment with bolder colors and belt buckles.
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Do men really need accessories?

Technically no, you could be that man who walks around wearing nothing but a garbage bag and does not care about how you look. But where is the fun in that? The point of accessories is to enhance your experience and elevate your wardrobe. Men's accessories are an excellent fashion investment for anyone, and they don't have to be expensive either. A quality leather belt is a good value for the price - it will hold your pants up, give you serious style points, and last for years if you take care of it properly.

Let's say you are the kind of guy who only wants to own one belt: it will instantly change every outfit you own in the best way possible. You can change the style of your clothes in seconds by adding a belt, and it won't cost as much as buying a whole new wardrobe or trying to pair different items that might clash with each other.

Do you have to match the color of your dress shoes to your belt?

Of course not! But that does not mean it is a bad idea. Wear a dress belt that matches your dress shoes for a polished and refined look. Don't drive yourself crazy trying to find the exact shade of brown or grey - it's more important that your belt complements the rest of your outfit than matches it perfectly. A little variety and color contrast between your accessories might be exactly what your wardrobe needs to look dynamite.

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