One of the most ubiquitous, practical and undoubtedly essential accessories is, somewhat surprisingly, the most often neglected. Of all the leather goods out there, the only one that everyone needs is a belt. Whether it’s a dressy black leather version to wear with your suit or just a sturdy roughed-out calfskin option as part of your daily rotation, all of us need a reliable belt to secure their pants. While big buckle designer belts have been a finance bro and rapper favorite for generations, for many, most belts are either wildly garish or much too mundane. In reality, though, when we talk about developing a daily uniform and personal style, adding a signature belt to the daily rotation is crucial.

Now, an ideal belt is both personal and universal, a direct reflection of you as an individual and the style tribe with which you associate. And, considering we’re speaking primarily about leather belts—albeit with some exceptions—each has a long lifespan, and is intended to age, meaning cost-per-wear is low and you can afford to spend a little extra. What you choose, however, is entirely up to you. However, with an endless array of options, we have drastically narrowed down the search by highlighting a few of our favorites. Whether you directly identify with the intended aesthetic or are looking for a true statement piece, the following are (in no particular order) the best belts for men to buy right now.

The Best Belts for Men Right Now
1. Gucci Double G Leather Belt
2. RRL Rasco Studded Leather Belt
3. Prada Saffiano Leather Belt
4. Off-White Yellow Industrial Belt
5. Louis Vuitton Damier Print 40MM Reversible Belt
6. MA+ Fully Stapled “+” Belt
7. 1017 Alyx 9SM Rollercoaster Belt
8. Salvatore Ferragamo Fixed Gancini Belt
9. B.B. Simon Fully Loaded Swarovski Belt
10. Hermès “H” Belt Buckle with Reversible Strap
11. Celine Homme Triumphe Leather Belt
12. Acronym Magnetic Dock Belt Adapter
13. Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Belt
14. Rick Owens Studded Performa Belt
15. Tom Ford “T” Belt

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