Choosing the right belt for your groomsmen can be tricky. You want something stylish and trendy but still appropriate for a wedding. Here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect belt for your big day.
How to pick the right belt for your wedding party
Consider the style of the wedding
If it is a formal affair, you will want to wear a belt that looks sophisticated. Choose a black dress belt to match your black dress shoes. If the wedding is more casual, you can get away with a less formal belt with more personality. Consider pairing a brown belt with a navy suit for a more casual look.
Think about the belt color
A brown leather belt pairs nicely if your colors are more warm tones like cream and ivory or jewel tones, like blue, green, or purple. If you plan on wearing crisp, classic tuxedos, you and your groomsmen will look best in black belts. Giving one of our custom belts as a classy gift? Choose belt buckles that speak to your groomsmen's personalities.
Decide on the belt width
Belts come in different widths to match the belt loops of pants and the size of the person wearing them. You want to choose a strap width appropriate for the groom and groomsmen's build. A wider belt will look better on a larger guy, while a thinner one will be more flattering on a smaller frame. A formal dress belt is narrower at 1¼ inches wide, while a standard belt is 1½ inches wide. Check the size of your belt loop to make sure you choose correctly.
Choose a belt that is the right size
Commit this rule to memory: men's pant size plus two inches equals belt size. This means if your pants size is 32, buy a belt size 34; if your pants size is a 34, buy a belt size 36. Buying a belt size up from your pants size gives you room to tuck your shirt in and allows for adjustment if your waist size changes.
You want to look your very best on your big day, so consider getting a custom belt for the perfect fit. We will be happy to make a belt to fit your exact waist measurements.
Give a classy gift - a full grain leather belt
When it comes to belts, you get what you pay for, so give your groomsmen a great gift that will last a long time. A cheap leather belt won't last as long or look as good - it is a waste of money and not a good gift. Opt for leather belts made with high-quality materials like full-grain leather. This type of leather will be soft and last for years after the wedding.
Handmade custom belt buckles
Leather belts make great personalized gifts. You can pick out a belt that will perfectly match the suit your groomsmen will be wearing. We offer a variety of cool, custom belt buckles to choose from, so you can get all the groomsmen gifts to match or pick individually.
You could even get their initials or name added to the belt bag for an extra special touch. If you are looking for a unique and stylish gift for your groomsmen, consider one of our handmade leather belts. Just make sure to keep the above tips in mind - you are sure to find the perfect belt for your wedding party. Contact us before your wedding date and we will be more than happy to help you choose the best belt for your special day.
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