Thanks for the thumbs up for my approach to dressing for the Ad-Lib Club. I have to say that, for an occasion like that I would 'risk' more skinhead items together than I would for, say, going to a meeting!
My reaction to the picture of the broken politician was simply how dare he appropriate any of my items of clothing! I suppose, on further reflection, I would agree with cov's comments.
Belts - yes a tricky subject. My history of belt wearing is something like this:
Mid 60s wearing a fairly wide belt with hipster trou.
From around 1967 when I started having MTM suits and trousers I wore them 'self-supporting' with the side adjusters. Jeans worn with braces or no support.
By the early 70s there was a return to belt loops on trousers and the wearing of belts with suits, odd trousers and jeans. Something that has continued for me with the exception of bespoke trousers.
Like @cerneabbas I match my black shoes and belts. Unlike cerne I don't worry too much about actually matching the browns. As long as shoes and belt are from the same brown family I am happy. I do like to match the material and style to the rest of the outfit - that goes without saying. A good crossover belt is a very dark brown plaited leather I find.