The outfit too looks very good.
Would love to see the same composition with less elongated shoes though!
To my eyes they look a bit off balance.
I think we had at least a two-pager convo in the recent past about the belt thing as well. Though, the belt thing doesn't seem as much like "convention vs. defying convention" as it does just something that a know-nothing sales associate made up to give the impression that he knows something about mens style. All that to say, there is no rule and never really has been.
Couple of slacker fits from yesterday evening & today:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Great looks you two.