Because they keep your pants from falling down. And this small accessory can pull your whole look together.


Belts have been documented for male clothing since the Bronze Age. In modern times, men started wearing belts in the 1920s, as trouser waists fell to a lower line.

How to Wear It

There aren't many rules when it comes belts, except for those large, logo-ridden buckles—don't mess with those.

What to Look for

Go with a trim width and a classically shaped buckle and you can basically wear it with anything in your closet for the next ten years.

Shown left: $38 at Levi's