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Cool Belts for Men 2022

The fashion world is constantly changing, and especially after the craziness of the past couple of years, it can be hard to know what the current trends are. We feel it's time to throw out the rulebook and use fashion accessories to express your own personal style, whatever it may be.

There are many different types of belts out there that you can wear with your outfits – from the classic utilitarian belt to the futuristic belt. It all depends on what belt style matches your personality! Here's our take on how to find the coolest belt for your waist.

Table of Contents

  1. Best Tech Wear Belts
  2. Best Industrial Belt
  3. Best Goth Fashion Belt
  4. Best Belts for Jeans
  5. Best Classic Belts
  6. Best Belt for Futuristic Clothing
  7. Coolest Minimalist Belt
  8. Best Belts for a Suit
  9. Best Waist Belts
  10. What Belts Not to Buy

What makes the best belts and belt buckles?

Cool belts will make you stand out in a crowded world of bland sameness. There are two key details to consider when shopping for a new belt - the leather belt and the belt buckle. Search for leather goods brands that use durable, high-quality materials and can make you a size that fits your waist.

It’s okay if you aren't sure what you are looking for. Obscure Belts makes a collection of stylish belts and cool belt buckles handmade with exceptional quality materials at affordable prices. No matter what your style is we make a belt to match it.

Best Techwear Belt - the Android

The Techwear fashion trend is rooted in a futuristic and industrial approach to materials with a focus on durability, comfort, mobility, and protection. The Aged Android is exactly that - a belt designed to look like it's from the future, with a shape and function unlike anything else on the market, and built with high-quality leather and metal to last for years. The belt buckle is easy and fun to open - just push the button or turn the lever to unlock it. We love wearing this belt to complete an outfit of Crisiswear's futuristic clothing.

Aged Android Belt on Black Leather with Crisiswear Gear. Photo by Kent Ward

→ Shop the Android Belt

Best Industrial Belt- the Sundial

Those after an edgy yet elegant look will appreciate the Sundial Belt. It is a statement piece that blends the styling of an industrial belt with our signature Grey Rough Rider distressed leather. The texture of this unique leather belt is durable and develops a patina with time.

The Sundial uses our patented locking belt buckle to create an out-of-this-world look. We recommend wearing this bold accessory with denim jeans or leather pants.

Sundial retro futuristic magnetic belt buckle on a full grain leather belt. Turn to click open. Adjustable size. Quality leather. Handmade wearable art.

→ Shop the Sundial Belt

Best Belt for Goth Outfit - Black-Ops Fractal on Black Leather Belt

If you gravitate towards a goth fashion aesthetic, the Black-Ops Fractal belt has all the matte black and leather qualities you've been looking for. It feels like a tactical belt, and when paired with a slate grey or black belt strap it is the perfect accessory to create your signature goth or cyberpunk outfit. Click the quick-release button on the bottom of the buckle to unlock it.

Black-Ops Fractal belt has a goth cyberpunk style. Wear it with a futuristic clothing. price $105

→ Shop the Black-Ops Fractal 2.0 Belt worn with Crisiswear's pants

Best Belts for Jeans- Aged and Brass Enigma on Distressed Grey Leather Belt

Everyone should have a go-to belt to wear with their favorite denim jeans. The Enigma buckle has a unique mix of antique silver and antique brass buckle that looks good on black, brown, or distressed grey leather. The Enigma is eye-catching yet versatile enough to wear daily with blue jeans. It features a button on the bottom of the belt buckle to click it open. There is no logo or other brand tag on the front of the buckle, adding to its enigmatic design. This is one of our favorite accessories.

antique silver and brass enigma leather belt with denim, street wear mens accessories

→ Shop the Enigma Belt

Best Classic Belt - the Dial

The Series 7 Dial Belt has been our best belt for men for over fifteen years. The fashionable buckle is a simple, sleek statement piece available in three colors. Its versatility will look great with many different styles - classy satin gunmetal for the office, distressed off-white Stone finish casual belt with jeans, or a luxe-looking Space finish.

The belt features our logo on the front and a unique and artistic design on the back. If your everyday clothing tends to be on the simple side, the Dial's distinct design is the perfect accessory to wear to add a little more style and amp up your fashion game. This is a great gift for people who appreciate the engineering behind everyday objects.

fit guy wearing the dial belt. Dial buckles are our bestselling belts for men.

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Best Belt for Futuristic Outfits - the Stone Fractal

The Stone Fractal belt's distinct style is the perfect addition for those inspired by cyberpunk fashion and futuristic clothing. The buckle had an angular, edgy design with a distressed off-white finish that looks straight out of the apocalypse. Each belt is handmade to order in a range of leather colors to fit your favorite outfit, like the Crisiswear pants below. Like all our belt buckle designs, the Fractal has a new tech way of opening - push the quick-release trigger on the bottom to open your belt.

Stone Fractal belts have an off white finish. These are very cool techwear belts to wear with Crisiswear pants

→ Shop the Stone Fractal 2.0 Belt

Coolest Minimalist Belt - the Skeleton

We designed the Skeleton belt with a minimalist aesthetic in mind. It has a simple, easy-to-understand design without extra ornamentation yet exudes a stealthy coolness you won't find in another belt. You will love its lightweight design and the reliable way it works - just click the button to open it. These casual belts look great with a wide range of clothing and can be worn by anyone.

Man wearing a casual belt on grey distressed leather with dark denim and sweater. Lightweight metal buckles

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Best Belt for a Suit - the Micron

If you're ready to get back to formal wear, the Micron leather belt's James Bond-esque style pairs perfectly with a suit and tie. The narrow leather belt strap fits through the belt loops of dress pants and the tip of the belt tucks underneath for a clean look and no unsightly floppy belt strap. The Micron is our best men's belts to give as a wedding party gift or groomsmen gift and a cool belt for a more dressed-up look. These unique belts are made with the best craftsmanship and highest quality leather you can get.

micron men's belts look great for business style with a sport coat and pair of dress pants.

→ Shop the Micron Belt

Best Waist Belts - the Ohm Leather Belts

The Ohm Belts are the perfect waist belt to wear with a dress at your natural waistline or on your hips. The length of the belt tail can be worn tipped down to accentuate the waist. The belt buckle is designed after the Ohm symbol, meaning peace and serenity. The all-black Black Chrome version looks great for a goth look for men or women. Go with the more elaborate design of the Ohm 2.0 buckle on a Brown Leather Belt for a boho-chic flair.

ohm leather belt wrapped around a black dress, drapped on the hipsohm 2.0 belt worn at the waist with a pinstripe dress. ohm belts are the perfect waist belts.

→ Shop the Ohm Belts

What belts not to buy

There are a couple of things you will never see in our lineup of leather belts. We will never make a reversible belt or one with an easily detachable belt buckle. There is a good reason for this decision - our brand ethos is to create high-quality belts that are durable and tough enough to stand up to years of use in the real world. While reversible belts might seem like they have more range, they are made with thin, cheap material, like bonded or genuine leather, that breaks down quickly. And the more you change your belt buckle the more likely it is to break.

don't buy reversible belts. Reversible belts are crap. Buy belts that are made to last.

It's time to dust the cobwebs off your wardrobe!

Whether you're ready to rock a techwear belt for the first time ever, or just want to level up your jeans and a t-shirt game, we've got a belt that will fit your style. Now that we've inspired you to update your wardrobe for 2022, head over to our store to get the best men's belts.

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