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Brad Pitt and George Clooney wear designer mens belts | Source: Product Placement Blog

Buckle Up: Best Men’s Designer Belts to Bolster Your Outfit

These days a belt is so much more than just a tool for holding a man’s trousers in place – it’s a style accessory that makes a subtle personality statement with any outfit. 

A designer belt is the often overlooked secret to perfecting your style. While it’s regularly reserved as a wardrobe afterthought, it should be the final and considered touch to completing a sophisticated look.

Worn with a tucked-in shirt and displayed in full view, it can even become the star of the ensemble. Ranging from classic black or brown leather to textile, workwear-inspired belts, nowadays lack of choice is not an excuse – there’s a men’s designer belt for everyone.

Here’s a look at some of the best men’s designer belts you need to know about.

R.M.Williams

Australian brand R.M.Williams is world-renowned for its leading leather boots and the brand’s accessories exude the same high-quality craftsmanship. R.M.Williams’ leather belt options include a wide range of colours, hides and buckle styles, from its classic Drover collection to the hand-plaited kangaroo leather belts.

This dark brown belt with a striking silver buckle is a simple classic but radiates an air of rugged coolness.

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Price: A$120 | Source: R.M.Williams

Gucci

The Italian fashion house is known for its stylish designer pieces that make a statement. Its range of men’s belts is no different with classic options sporting the famous GG logo as well as reversible belts crafted in the iconic GG Supreme canvas.

This designer belt showcases Gucci’s ‘70s-inspired style with aged gold-tone details – a versatile pick for many occasions.

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GG Marmont Reversible Belt, A$775 | Source: Gucci

Tom Ford

Tom Ford is a designer staple of men’s fashion. The brand’s men’s belts exude sophistication and quiet confidence from simple logo pieces to textured and patterned belts. This designer belt in full-grain leather offers a textured look with a polished lozenge-shaped buckle engraved with the house’s branding – make a subtle statement with any outfit.

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Tom Ford Full Grain Lozenge Buckle Belt, A$1,165 | Source: Tom Ford

Burberry

The British brand is a luxury fashion staple with pieces that are recognised around the world. A Burberry men’s designer belt is an accessory that will make you stand out anywhere you go. This Italian-made reversible belt flaunts the house’s signature vintage check and smooth leather detailed with a logo-engraved buckle – simple, stylish and effortlessly eye-catching.

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Burberry Vintage Check Reversible Belt, A$740 | Source: Burberry

Ralph Lauren

The iconic American label has a fondness for the sports field where clean cuts, signature motifs and timeless logos are synonymous with men’s high fashion. Ralph Lauren’s sportsman braided leather belt is expertly crafted in Italy from full-grain leather finished with a brass roller buckle. It’s the perfect addition to a smart-casual outfit for warm summer days on yachts or at a smart soiree.

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Ralph Lauren Sportsman Braided Leather Belt, A$699 | Source: Ralph Lauren

Louis Vuitton

French luxury fashion house’s LV monogram pattern is one of the most iconic motifs in the fashion world. A Louis Vuitton piece leaves its impression wherever it’s worn and nothing completes a statement outfit like one of its designer men’s belts. This LV Pyramide Trunk L’Œil reversible belt is a bold accessory combining iconic House motifs with brightly coloured accents for a dynamic look.

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LV Pyramide Trunk L’Œil, A$925 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Acne Studios

The luxury fashion house from Sweden presents ready-to-wear collections emphasising design, attention to detail and tailoring where alternative pieces receive a novelty touch. Taking cues from traditional cowboy-style belts, this men’s snake-print calf leather belt adds flair to any outfit, whether that’s with jeans, chinos or tailored trousers.

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Acne Studios Snake Print Belt, A$630 | Source: Acne Studios

Maison Margiela 

The French luxury maison is highly-regarded for its haute couture-inspired artisanal collections with the immaculate design aesthetic filtering throughout its ready-to-wear collections. Crafted from 100 per cent Bovine leather, this men’s designer belt is an ode to minimalism featuring a square buckle, angled tip, white stitching and the Maison Margiela Paris logo – a perfectly timeless accessory.

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Maison Margiela Contrast-Stitch Buckle-Fastening Belt, A$467 | Source: FarFetch

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