Wearing leather belts is much more than holding up to our trousers. They can be used as a statement accessory, add a personal touch to our outfits, create a sharp distinction between the upper body and the bottom half and so much more. When you buy a new belt strap your choice should definitely reflect your sense of fashion, but also your personality.

Choosing a Leather Belt without Buckle – Complete Guide

Width

The width of a formal leather belt is between 2.5 and 3.5 cm, which equates to the width of the thumb finger. Anything that is wider or narrow than that is considered to be a casual belt that is not appropriate to wear with formal outfits.

Length

The number of the belt is usually indicated in inches or centimeters. However, some clothing brands choose to size the leather belts in the same way as clothes (S, M, L, XL). When you buy a new belt strap choose your perfect size

Stylish tip:  when you try new belts, you should aim for one that fits well on the third notch.

Color

If you often wear formal and elegant outfits, just go for a brown or black belt. The fashion rule: the belt should match your shoes, but if like to wear funky and urban looks you can also wear colorful belts with various chic shoes.

Leather

Try to avoid synthetic leather that is cheap and bad quality. On the contrary, look for genuine leather, full-grain leather and exotic leather. You should not mind spending more on your belt because it’s worth the price. A good leather belt will last for many years and will always look like new.

Now after you have read our advice on choosing a leather belt without a buckle, you also need to know how to take care of this accessory. In order for your belt to have a long lifespan, make sure you clean it, not leave it in your pants between days and keep it away from the sun to carefully prevent it from cracking and drying out.