Whether being worn for fashion or function, a quality leather belt made from genuine leather has a lifetime of durability. Though many genuine leather belts on the market to buy in stores are a man-made, thin-layered material, these usually do not last nearly as long as a leather belt made vi nam ca sau from full-grain leather. If you are considering purchasing one of these belts, make sure it’s made from full-grain leather. This means the leather has been completely cured in a controlled environment, allowing the hide to have a longer life. Many fake leather belts on the market unfortunately are sliced thin leather and will not last nearly as long.
There are a few things to look for when buying a leather belt. First, make sure the buckle is the correct size. While this seems obvious, some people do get a little carried away when selecting their buckles and may either over or under adjust the buckle so be careful. A leather belt buckle that is not the right size will either not stay in place or come loose on you, which is definitely not a great way to go about showing off your fashion accessory.
Now, onto the most important part of choosing a leather belt: the details! Are you looking for intricate stitching, like rivets or buttons, or simple, clean lines? The best way to choose which type of details to expose on your belt (especially if you are going for a more conservative look) is to find a sample to illustrate what type of belt you would like. This way you can pick out the details you like, and you will be able to use that illustration as a guide in deciding the best design for your belt.
Some leather belts have elaborate decorative touches. For instance, a thick leather belt may be worn low by a thinner woman. If you are going for a really sleek and polished look you might wear your belt closed, showing off the intricate detail of the buckle (maybe a snake or dragon with accents of gold). For a more conservative look, you could wear your belt open, showing off the clean lines of the metalwork (think snake skin). Remember that belts can be worn with almost any outfit, so feel free to experiment!
Finally, the buckle! A leather belt buckle is always a fun (even exciting!) detail to explore. There are so many options from fun novelty buckles to the more traditional hammered copper or iron styles, and finding one that fits you perfectly is half the fun!
Leather straps are the most versatile out of all the different varieties. Some are adjustable, which allows for either size or flexibility (depending on the material and design). Adjustable straps also mean you can tuck your wrists in when wearing it (which is a real bonus if you normally don’t have your hands free). Some leather belts even incorporate magnetic closures, letting you close them tightly (and showing off the beautiful details on the interior) without having to remove the buckle! Whatever your needs, there is a leather belt out there that will be perfect for you.