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The Best Men's Belts for Jeans - A Guide to Choosing the Right Belt

by Bryan Schultz July 10, 2021 5 min read

style guide for picking a casual belt. Our belts for men look great with denim pants and are an affordable price

When you buy a pair of jeans, do you ever think about what type of belt to wear with them? The right belt can completely change your outfit - it's a little detail that has a big impact. There are many different types of belts that go well with jeans and when choosing one for yourself, there are several things to pay attention to. This guide will give you tips on what types of men's belts work best with jeans, what color options there are, and how to pick a belt that matches your style.


What kind of belt should I wear with jeans?

Men's belts for jeans come in a variety of colors, widths, and styles. The type you wear will really depend on your personal style - is it classic or trendy? Typically, jeans look best with casual belts in a 1.5" width. The leather used is thicker and wider than what you would find in a dress belt, but is still offer a comfortable fit for everyday use. Search for something made with a single piece of vegetable-tanned leather - higher quality materials like this age the best.

Our favorite casual belt to wear with jeans is made with distressed leather. Its rugged style can be paired with any color denim, and you can even get away with wearing it for a more business casual occasion.

distressed grey belts are versatile and look great with jeans

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What color belt do you wear with jeans?

The belt you wear with your jeans is important; it's not just for holding up your pants. It can set the tone and color scheme of an outfit, so choose a leather color that compliments it and makes everything around it look better. Graphic belts and vibrant colors can be great with a specific outfit, but might not be as versatile. If you're not sure, the most popular colors for leather belts are black, brown, and grey.

Black Belts

Black leather belts are the most popular men's belt by far. They go great with just about any outfit but work especially well with a pair of dark denim or blue jeans and sneakers. Depending on the belt buckle you choose, black belts can be dressed up for business attire and other formal outfits. If you're the type of guy that needs to look like he's ready to go into a boardroom at any moment, black leather is the way to go.

Satin Gunmetal Dial on Black Leather Belt looks great with dark denim jeans

Satin Gunmetal Dial on Black Leather Belt

Our go-to black leather belt is the Satin Gunmetal Dial because of its non-traditional shape and bright finish. It makes a statement without stealing the show and is small and comfortable enough to wear all day.

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Brown Belts

Brown leather belts a great alternative to black belts. They are less formal than a black belt but still look good with lighter denim or slacks for men who want something more casual. We recommend wearing brown belts with light gray jeans, tan or khaki pants, and beige chinos. They pair well with the lighter colors in your closet like pink, green, or navy blue. They can also work well as dress belts in certain outfits if you're not looking for the formality that comes from wearing all-black attire.

enigma on brown leather is a great casual belt

Aged Enigma on Brown Leather Belt

The distressed gunmetal and brass Enigma belt buckle on Brown Leather is an eye-catching casual belt. It's made with durable full-grain leather that can stand up to the abuses of daily wear. Plus, it has a really cool way of opening - just push the quick release button on the bottom to unlock it.

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Grey Belts

Grey leather belts are definitely trending in 2021 and are one of our bestselling belts for men right now. It is a more uncommon color belt that can be dressed up or down to keep your outfit looking sleek and polished from the office to the weekend. They look awesome when paired with black or faded grey jeans and a simple t-shirt.

Aged Android on Slate Grey Leather Belt is the bestselling mens belts for jeans

Aged Android on Slate Grey Leather Belt

We make two types of grey leather belts - a limited edition soft slate grey or our ultra distressed grey rough rider. We like the Slate Grey leather as an accent color or when your outfit needs a little more refinement and sophistication. The Grey Rough Rider distressed leather has a unique texture that wears well with time. Either of these grey leather belts is a great option to wear with a casual outfit.

the aged skeleton belt buckle on a distressed leather belt looks grey with a goth outfit

Aged Skeleton on Grey Distressed Leather Belt

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How to choose the best belt to match your style

Choosing the right casual belt can be overwhelming when there are so many options out there to pick from. It's about more than just keeping your pants up. A great belt is an expression of your personal style and can signal who you are as an individual. Ask yourself - do you want your outfit to say "I'm chill and free-spirited" or "I'm classy and refined"?

A Casual Look

If you live in jeans and a t-shirt, go with a quality belt that makes a statement ties your whole outfit together. Search for a belt buckle with a distressed gunmetal or brass finish on black or brown leather to match the distressed texture of your favorite jeans.

A Refined Look

If you're after a more sophisticated look, your best option is a silver-colored belt buckle in a satin or polished finish on black or smooth grey leather. This will give a clean and crisp look to your outfit, perfect for a night out on the town. A buckle with a smooth shape and modern lines will make the exact statement you want.

An Edgy Look

If you lean towards a more avant-garde or edgy style, look for belt buckles in alternative shapes and colors on black or grey distressed leather. The belt buckle should contrast slightly with your outfit so it stands out.

Don't let anything stand between you and the perfect belt for your jeans

Now that you know how to find the best men's belt for jeans, head over to our store to browse through all of our casual leather belts and pick out just the right one for you. All of our products are handmade to order and available in custom sizes so you never have to worry about finding the right fit for your waist size.

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