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Any rules or advice on buy belts.  I'm starting from scratch.  Generally what's the rule of thumb for belt size to pant size.  What type of belts should a man have.  I'm speaking mainly of dress belts.  I work in an office (business).

 

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Any rules or advice on buy belts.  I'm starting from scratch.  Generally what's the rule of thumb for belt size to pant size.  What type of belts should a man have.  I'm speaking mainly of dress belts.  I work in an office (business).

 

Thanks

A typical dress belt is 1.25" wide, and typically, your belt size is 2" greater than your pant size, so, if you wear a size 32 pair of pants, you will probably wear a size 34" belt.  Of course, sizing can vary between brands, both for pants and for belts.  

 

I personally think that you can never have enough belts (I have over 60), but realistically, you "need" three or four.  A black calfskin dress belt (lined), a brown calfskin dress belt, a suede belt for more casual outfits, and a more rugged style (probably brown) to wear with jeans, moleskin pants, etc...  

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A typical dress belt is 1.25" wide
Actually, 1" is at least as acceptable a dress belt width as is 1.25", if not outright preferable.

The iconic Tiffany sterling engine-turned belt buckle, by way of example, is made to fit a 1" wide belt.

A very large man may look better in a 1.25" belt, than in a 1" belt. But if the guy's that big, maybe he should forgo a belt altogether, and consider suspenders. (I'm American; I don't have to call them "braces.")
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In terms of belts, what brands should I look for?

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With jeans, I normally wear thick, rugged leather belts, anywhere from 1.5-inch to 2.00-inch wide. Here's a pic of a 2.00-inch wide English Oak Bark Bridle leather belt:
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In terms of belts, what brands should I look for?
 

 

how much do you want to be spending?

 

http://www.equusleather.com is rated by many on this forum and give a 10% discount to StyleForum users (and as presumably you are in the USA you can deduct the sales tax (VAT) from the price by dividing by 1.2 in addition to the 10% discount)

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