Have you noticed that the belt is the one of the very few accessories for men that can be worn for any kind of attire? Belts are often ignored by many men but the right belt at the right place can do wonders to your outfit. It is the most comfortable yet aesthetic accessory to hold your pants in place. One of the most popular kinds of belts currently is the automatic belt, or the ratchet belt. They are also known as smart belts.
A men’s leather automatic belt is a kind of belt that ratchets down to the desired size by using a buckle mechanism that locks into place. This belt stays in place with a series of teeth and a latch held in place by magnets instead of the traditional peg and holes that most belts use. Not only does it have a cleaner look, it also lasts longer as there are no holes to get stretched and worn out. Let us get to the anatomy of automatic belts.
True to being a versatile accessory, there are belts for both formal wear and casual wear. While dress belts are worn with suits and business attire, casual belts can be worn with anything from jeans to shorts. The classic leather belt is classified as a formal belt. Formal belts generally have a buckle which is smaller and flatter than casual belts. They are usually in neutral colors. While black and brown are the accepted colors for formals, other colors like tan, olive and navy lean towards the smart casual or business casual side.
Casual belts can be of various materials including canvas, webbing, vinyl and leather. So, leather is the common factor in both these kinds of belts. That means a dress belt can also be worn with casual attire too. Casual belts give you more space to experiment with styles and expression. If you’re looking for something quirky or flashier, you could do so by emphasizing one element or the other. For example, there are printed leather belts, textured leather belts and leather belts in bold colors to choose from. Similarly, a solid black leather automatic belt with a small buckle can be donned with both formal and casual attire; the rest mentioned above are solely for your casual attires.
Another classification for belts is accents and statements. Accent pieces are subtle, simple and will be in sync with your outfit. On the other hand, statement pieces can be loud and contrast with your whole outfit.
As to how to wear your belt, you probably know that you should ideally match your belt and your shoes. It should neither be too lose that you have to put it up every 10 minutes not should it be too tight to make wrinkles in the waist of your pants.In conclusion, men’s leather automatic belts are functional, stylish and versatile. Having a couple of them in your wardrobe for different occasions is a good idea.