Apr
21
2010
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 
  • Army Regulation 670-1 calls for all trousers to be worn with a belt.

Surplus

Style

 If you haven't noticed the military web belts lately, just wait, you will. We've been spotting them a lot. They were featured in a handful of designer collections and J.Crew's actually selling a version by Mister Freedom in stores now. But the great thing about military style is that no matter how luxe and stylish designer versions are, no one really does it better than Uncle Sam. And what's more, you can get items like cotton canvas web belts (in a range of colors and metal slide buckles) dirt cheap at online surplus stores. Wear them with your chinos, your jeans, even with your summer suit. Get 'em dirty, scuff 'em up—the belts only get better looking after a little rough love.

$2.95 each at Army Universe

 

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