Good morning, afternoon, and evening everyone! Today’s post is a quick one about a New York based startup company I have my eye on. They showcase and specialize in one of my favorite accessories for men and women….belts. Sure, you all may be thinking “Kam why feature belts? I have tons of them what’s the point?”, and my response to that “is get off your high horse.” Just kidding….but seriously try to keep an open mind.
Of course belts hold up your pants sure. But there’s so much more to it than that. They can be used to make a statement with your outfit, add a personal touch to formal wear, add a pop of color, and even tie an entire outfit together, and much more. Trust me I could go on and on about this.
In order to make the very most out of any outfit accessories are key, your choices should be informed, and reflect your personality. Overall it should help elevate your look.
Bearing this in mind, let me introduce you to Beltology.
They're goal is to bring a lesser known menswear staple (i.e. belts) to the forefront of men's fashion. Beltology specializes in the practical Italian inspired stretch woven belts in a wide variety of colors and prints. Woven belts are great for a variety of different sizes and shapes of men. The straps stretch up to 30% and the prong simply slides smoothly through the webbing, allowing it to fit itself for the body.
Here are some of my personal favorites I'll be adding to my wardrobe:
Here are the links to my must own pieces: Owen Lee, Mover Shaker, Cigar Tuesday, Wall Street, Street Smart. My taste in accessories is a bit more simple albeit preppy, but you may want to try a bolder color for your wardrobe. Start with singular colors if you're not used to wearing a lot of color.
Tip #1: If you are shopping for a taller gentleman/woman be careful of using too many solid colors in a casual look. Using too many aside from black may make you look boxy, and/or matchy matchy.Try shooting for a complimentary color to the outfit or a different shade of the pant.
Tip #2: Shorter men/women can be a bit more liberal with color and print. The risk of cutting the lines of the body is reduced. However, aim for a solid color if it's a formal look.
Remember, the goal with a modern men’s look is to try to get your belt to counterbalance what your clothes say. Looking dated will ruin the overall look you're going for. For example, try pairing tailored trousers with a printed belt or bold colored belt with fitted jeans and a printed sock.
This is definitely a company I'll be keeping my eye on. For more info check them out at beltology.com and @beltology on Twitter. I'll be posting some looks in the coming months wearing some of my favorites. Stay tuned everyone.
What do you think of belts as a statement piece?
Leave me a comment. Thank you for reading everyone.
Peace & Style,