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Accessories can sometimes be an afterthought to an outfit, but we all know that the right (or wrong) one can have significant consequences. Take a belt, for example. An accoutrement that has the very important job of keeping a man’s pants up, belts also have the power to complete a look. And since they’re literally placed at the centerpiece of your clothing, they can also be the unlikely star of your sartorial show — especially if you go with a belt that makes a statement. (Bonus points if you go bold with your sunglasses, too.)
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When it comes to the best men’s designer belts, many of them run the gamut from showy to easily identifiable (like Gucci’s famous “double G”) to the more low-key, classic designs that can be worn during any occasion that happens to pop up. They can dress up a simple hoodie or denim jacket, or add the finishing touch to your head-to-toe designer look. But one thing is certain: Whether you want your belt to be a main character in your style story, or a more covert component of your outfit, you can’t go wrong with a well-made, high-quality design.
Updating your spring/summer wardrobe? Check out more than 12 of the best men’s designer belts below, from handy reversible options to ones that have a rock ‘n’ roll edge.
1. Salvatore Ferragamo Double Gancio Reversible Belt
The iconic double Gancio is featured on numerous Ferragamo belts, so you have your fair share of options. However, this one is a great choice since it’s basically two belts in one — black and brown — thanks to the reversible design.
2. Ralph Lauren Purple Lable RL Leather Logo Belt
You don’t have to spend way overboard to get a good designer belt. With its timeless leather design and single-prong, gold buckle, you can wear this Ralph Lauren belt with casual jeans or work-appropriate slacks. The leather keeper also features the brand’s trademark RL logo.
3. Versace First Line La Medusa La Greca Web Belt
If subtle isn’t your style, go with Versace’s statement-making web belt featuring the Italian fashion house’s iconic La Greco motif and a bold gold medusa buckle. Also available in red, black/gold and all-black.
4. Gucci Wide Leather Belt With Double G Buckle
For an immediate statement maker, you really can’t go wrong with the instantly recognizable double “G.” The design has been worn by celebs like Justin Theroux and TI.
5. Fendi Black Leather Belt
This isn’t your average black belt. This Fendi leather belt (also available in brown) is made in Italy and features a reversible design with a brushed metal FF logo fastening.
6. Tom Ford 4cm Reversible Full-Grain Leather Belt
Reversible belts, like this Tom Ford one, are a smart way to ensure you’ve got a belt that can work with almost every outfit while saving space in your closet. Made in Italy, this belt is constructed from scratch-resistant, full-grain leather so you’ll have it in your collection for a long time.
7. Kenzo Logo Buckle Reversible Belt
Kenzo’s playful aesthetic is seen in this bold enamel logo belt by the Parisian luxury label founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada. (It’s now owned by LVMH.)
8. Burberry Louis Check-Print Belt
Burberry’s signature Louis check print gets the belt treatment, but you can simply flip this leather piece over on days when you prefer a low-key look.
9. Christian Louboutin Loubi Spiked Leather Belt
A serious upgrade from the spiked belt from your punk-rock youth, this Christian Louboutin belt features black-toned hardware and that famous Louboutin red on its underside. It’s available in black, red, navy and other hues, as well as with gold studs.
10. Bottega Veneta 35cm Intrecciato Leather Belt
If you prefer to something eye-popping compared to the traditional leather belt, this one from Bottega Veneta has a silver buckle and a bold cobalt intrecciato design.
11. Paul Smith Reversible Embroidered Leather Belt
Looking for a versatile style that goes with practically anything? This easy-to-wear, reversible leather belt from Paul Smith features a polished silver buckle, and comes in black with striped embroidered detailing on the other side.
12. Gucci Leather Belt With Web
If you’re looking for something more subdued from Gucci, this calf leather belt appears as a classic design with its squared buckle, but the Italian fashion house’s famous green and red stripe is a small yet striking detail.
13. Prada Custom Leather Belt
Get the A-list treatment and create a one-of-a-kind Prada belt straight from the Italian luxury fashion house. You can choose your own logo buckle style (including the iconic enameled triangle motif) and a colorful Saffiano leather strap (or go with classic black or brown).
14. Saint Laurent Folk Buckle Leather Belt
If you’re a fan of vintage style, you might like this belt from Saint Laurent for its hardware, which has been burnished and mottled so it looks rustic and well-worn. Made in Italy from black Italian calfskin, reach for this belt when you want something with a little bit of character but isn’t too flashy.
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