Leather belts for men are the ultimate accessory and a way to show your fashion sense. A custom leather belt is a cut above the rest when it comes to expressing yourself and in terms of quality. Keep reading if you’re wondering how to start customizing a leather belt.
What to Consider When Buying Custom Leather Belts
Consider your style or what you wear when you feel the most confident. From there, do your custom leather belt shopping, and choose a belt that will complement your current wardrobe. If you’re unsure about your personal style, think about your favorite clothes, or clothing you admire from other people. A men’s custom leather belt is a unique opportunity to bring more style to your closet.
Are you looking for an accent belt or a statement belt? Accent belts tend to be your standard black, brown, and navy colors and support an ensemble rather than attract attention. Belts are a wonderful men’s accessory to use as a focal point. Choose a textured belt, a belt with a pattern, like mock croc, or brighter colors to add some fun to your dressing routine.
3 Tips on Customizing Leather Belts for Men
Choose colors you wear or like.
One of the advantages of choosing a custom leather belt is the wide range of colors available. Of course, nothing will ever replace your brown and black workhorse belts, but belts provide opportunities for adding color to your wardrobe. There are two ways to approach color. One is to use complementary colors in your closet. So, for example, if you wear a lot of blues, you could choose a blue or white belt to complement your clothes. Or, you could select a colored belt to be more of a focal point. So, for example, if you wear a lot of more neutral khaki colors, a brighter or richer color would stand out as a statement piece. When choosing a statement belt, what’s most important is that you like the belt. You’ll feel confident wearing it if you pick a belt that appeals to you.
If you’re not ready to jump fully into the color pool, many custom belts can be made with colored stitching of your choice. This is a fun way to add color to your wardrobe without committing to a full canary yellow belt, for example. Here at Roger Ximenez, our belts come with custom-colored stitching. We select colors that complement each belt, so you can only make a good decision.
Pick the right texture.
There is a wide variety of textures available for custom leather belts. The smooth finish is quite popular, especially for formal and professional settings. Smooth leather belts match many dress shoes, so it’s essential to have a smooth custom leather belt in your wardrobe. Some leather belts for men are textured, such as Saffiano or crocodile. Saffiano leather is elegant and durable. It’s been stamped with a subtle cross-hatch design, which subtly draws the eye. Saffiano belts are great for formal and professional occasions. Pebble-grain leather is another type of stamped leather. Its refined pattern is a classic go-to and always looks good. Mock reptile and ostrich leathers are other examples of stamped leather. Some leathers, like python and crocodile, have natural textures and don’t require stamping. These fine leathers make visually stunning belts that are always elegant and stylish. The right texture for you complements your wardrobe and appeals to you.
Consider the width.
Regarding belt width, slimmer belts are considered more formal, whereas a wider belt is more appropriate for casual wear. At Roger Ximenez, you can choose from two widths for all of our belts. Belt loop sizes vary as well. Some of our customers like to have the same belt in different widths so they can always wear their favorite leather belt, no matter the pants.
Shop Roger Ximenez Custom Leather Belts
Roger Ximenez offers a wide range of handcrafted, bespoke leather belts. Made with sweatshop-free labor here in the U.S., Roger Ximenez sources their premium full-grain calf and reptile leathers from around the world. Location is no object when it comes to the quality we put into our men’s leather belts. Choose from an array of rich colors that suit every taste. Select the colored stitching of your belt; all the colors offered will complement your custom leather belt. And finally, decide on your belt’s width. We have casual, dress, exotic, and special edition belts for you to customize.