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The Cream of the Crop


You can always rely on your trusty brown belt, but it’s the same one you always wear. As for your old black belt, I only care if it was awarded to you to signify your technical proficiency in martial arts. For something that won’t make people yawn, consider the cream belt— the roundhouse kick of belts.

One of the things that makes cream belts so amazing is how well they pair with a range of colors. They’re perfect with pastels because they allow lighter shades to shine without breaking up your outfit’s color story like a black or brown belt would. On the flip side, cream belts pair brilliantly with jewel tones and other darker shades, making those colors look richer. You can even wear a cream belt with other neutrals! All you need to add to a brown, navy, or gray suit is a cream belt and you have a thoughtfully tasteful getup.


 
Just as important as what you wear is the where of the wear. With cream belts, that where can be almost anywhere. Pair your eggs benedict with a cream belt at brunch for a classic weekend look. Of course, a cream belt is a no-brainer at the country club, but a cream belt can also be a simple statement piece on a lively jaunt through the city. Put on your cream belt for basically any special occasion— a baby shower, an engagement party, a spring wedding, or a summer cookout.



You don’t have to take our word for it. Try the crème de la crème of cream belts, the 
Chaos, yourself and love how dashing it’ll make you look.

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I Pink I Can!

Think pink! Vastly underrated and underused in men’s clothing, pink is a sweet and playful color that deserves some special consideration. Whether it’s a romantic dusty rose, subdued blush, or daring magenta, adding pink is a great way to punch up an outfit’s visual impact with minimal effort. It’s a color for the confident, though deceptively easy to wear. Here are a few of the many ways you can wear the Tropic— a breezily stylish belt perfect for pink newbies.
 
What’s Neutral, Pussycat?

A pink woven belt sounds like it could be quite ostentatious, but the hushed pink and sophisticated blues of the Tropic make it thoughtfully subdued. Restricting your wardrobe to a neutral color palette heightens the Tropic’s understated effect, so even if pink isn’t a color you usually wear, you’ll look NBD-chic (something I just made up, but only because it should already exist). For an ultra-mellow vibe, pair the Tropic with light neutrals like white, pale gray, and camel. It’s a tender and pseudo-minimalist look that won’t come across as boring. If you want the pink to make more of a statement without sacrificing the belt’s low-key charm, darker neutrals like black and dark brown will do the trick!

Go Green

A complementary green goes a long way. Wearing an army green, hunter green, or sage will balance out the Tropic’s pink without obscuring it. Green also goes well with the belt’s blues. Dark greens or muted greens will work wonders, but if you’re feeling quirky, you can even try wearing it with an avocado or emerald green for a more high impact look.


 
Keep It Casual

The Tropic is great for slightly dressing up a casual outfit. Its blues pair well with denim for an interesting tone-on-tone look. Throw on a plain white tee with some jeans, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate laidback weekend uniform. It’s what you’ll want to wear while sipping mojitos and kicking back with some friends on the patio this spring.

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The Gift That Keeps on Fitting

 

Pumpkin spice is everywhere. Your coworker has been adding Christmas songs to the office playlist since September. You still haven’t taken your reindeer sweater to the dry cleaners after last year’s eggnog debacle at that holiday party. Oh yes, the holidays are imminent, and the number one thing you can do to avoid seasonal stress is be a proactive and thoughtful gift-giver. Fortunately, we at Beltology have the perfect gifting solution (even if it is a bit biased) — a belt. Hear us out:

1. Size doesn’t really matter.
Belts with holes: not an easy gift to get exactly right on the sizing front. Belts without holes: totally genius. Stretch woven belts like this one easily adapt to a range of waist sizes and stay comfortable and flexible throughout the day. With a stretch woven belt, you’ll not only make the gift-giving easier process on yourself, but give someone a more comfortable, day-changing belt. It’s a win-win.

2. Give ’em what they didn’t know they needed.
As we’ve written before, belts have been the forgotten accessory for too long. Chances are the person you’re gifting hasn’t put much thought into the workhorse holding up their pants. This is where you can be a hero and give them something unique. A more expressive belt (try one with a pattern or pop color) can help your recipient show the world that they pay attention to detail and aren’t afraid to have some fun.

3. They’ll use it every day.
The last thing you want is for your gift to be forgotten in a storage container, or much worse — re-gifted. With the right belt, you’re giving someone the double-edged gift of pragmatic function and expressive form. Best of all? The recipient will think of you every time they aren’t dying to take their belt off when they get home from work. A refreshing change of pace, indeed.

4. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
A stylish belt doesn’t have to be loaded with personality. Sometimes keeping it neutral and subtle can be the best course of action, especially when the alternative is a worn-out brown leather belt. “Safe” colors like tan or navy will be a versatile addition to their wardrobe without being boring. Don’t overthink it.

5. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Flip on the news and it’s easy to get cynical about the state of the world. We generally recommend optimism, but using a belt creatively can help your gift recipient in the event of extreme adversity. Need to hang their makeshift hammock from a tree? A belt will do the trick. Being attacked by zombies? They can fend them off with a belt. Sure, it’s a bit alarmist, but they’ll thank you later…

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History Repeats Itself

In the 1920s, belts won a decisive victory in the battle over what, exactly, should hold up our pants. Suspenders had been a popular choice for centuries, but as military uniforms inspired people to take more functional approaches to their apparel, shoulder straps fell victim to an unforgivable comfort crime — wedgies. And as the general arc of fashion started bending towards lower pant waists, belts were simply the intuitive solution.

Cultural trends aside, the knockout punch was delivered by a single Great Man of history. The Duke of Windsor, a forward-thinking trendsetter who would later become King Edward VII, favored the more casual, American look of belts. He showed his off at parties, giving the sartorial middle finger to his suspender-wearing predecessors. The trend went viral amongst the Duke’s followers (long before Instagram was a thing), belts gained all the momentum, and we the belt-wearers have never really looked back.

The Duke of Windsor himself.

Over time, however, we’ve taken the belt for granted, pigeonholing it with a purely utilitarian and often uninteresting existence. People have evolved. Fashion has evolved along with us. But in many ways, we’ve latched the belt to the wrong side of history. We wear our belts wrong, giving them little to no attention. We wear our belts out, making them the fashion equivalent of a blown-out tire. Sometimes, we even neglect to wear our belts at all. Belts have become the forgotten accessory, and it’s time to give them the spotlight.

At Beltology, our vision for the belt’s future lies partially in its past. Cowboys made the switch from suspenders to belts in part because they enabled them to display a buckle, which signified rodeo victories. In wrestling, karate, and boxing, belts are a similar symbol of forward progress. This points to an idea much bigger than belts. Over the course of human history, people have used fashion for much more than function. We’ve used our clothing to communicate something about ourselves to the world.

The belt is no longer a forgotten accessory.

Belts aren’t going anywhere, and that’s the perfect reason for us to make them more expressive. We’ve seen many accessories get second winds as accent pieces — ties, socks, and gloves being just a few success stories. Now it’s the belt’s turn to help define our looks. The question is: What message do you want your belt to convey? That you’re boring and forgettable? Or that you’re full of personality and — like the lowly belt itself — ready to make history?

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Another Happy Customer!

"This belt is so “summer”, pairing up with multiple shirts and pants/shorts. Extremely well made and incredibly comfortable."
- Thomas L.

One of our favorite things here at Beltology is hearing back from our customers. Not only does it make us feel good (when the feedback is nice) but it also helps us improve our products. Keep them coming!

You can shop the basis HERE!

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Back to back champs!


And it's official! We are back to back champs with two years in a row of Golf Digest's Editors Choice for Best Golf Belts 🙌🙌

Short story long: whether you're a golfer, a golf fan, or even if you've never swung a club in your life, we think this award is kind of a big deal. Why? Because we believe that it's more than just an award for golf (tho we know that's what it literally is)...

See
 we think you'll find that what makes our belts award winners on the course is also what makes them great just about everywhere else - from the office to a night out, or from the salad bar to your second round of desert our patented stretchy-sexy belts will move with you.

But don't just take it from us, click the image above to read the full review, or you can shop the winning belts in person by clicking here!

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Master the Masters


The Masters is only two weeks away and we've already got our money on the winners. Here's our top three picks on who we think will take home the green jacket: 

1. Dustin Johnson
2. Rory McIlroy
3. Tiger Woods baby!

It's been more than 10 years since Tigers last major win, but he's back in the worlds Top Ten and we think he's long overdue. 


P.S. Did you know we won Golf Digest's Editors Choice for best golf belts in 2018? No? Well we did. And we're pretty proud of it. Our signature stretch weave makes Beltology the perfect flex both on and of the course, so keep your eye on those hips, you might just catch us teeing up.