How to Choose Your Leather Belt

A high-quality leather belt can last you a long time. It’s the perfect accessory for practically any outfit in your closet, so it’s worth taking the time to choose the perfect one. Buying a custom leather belt means that you can tailor everything perfectly to the wearer, from the size and shape to its appearance.


When you buy a custom leather belt from American Custom Leather, you can handpick almost everything about your belt, including the length, width, color, and design. You can even personalize it further by having your name or another custom monogram included on your belt.


To help you pick out the perfect customer leather belt, here are a few things you should consider when you order.


Getting the right size


You want a belt that fits well and comfortably, so it’s important to know how to measure correctly to choose the right length and width of your belt. You don’t want a large amount of additional length to wrap around after it’s fastened, especially for dress belts. Assuming you know your pants size, a good rule of thumb is to buy a belt that’s one or two sizes bigger than this. So, if you wear a 34” waist, then a 36”-38” belt should be a good fit around your waistband.


When it comes to selecting the width of your belt, this will depend on your own tastes and also the kind of occasions that you plan on wearing this belt for. If it’s for work and dressier occasions, then narrow belts tend to work better than wider ones which are better for more casual wear. Our belts come in three different widths: 1.25”, 1.5”, and 1.75”. These small changes can make all the difference, so make sure you choose a size that you’re happy with.


Getting the right look


When it comes to choosing the color and design of your belt, you need to think about how you’ll be wearing it. Are you choosing a belt to go with a specific outfit, or one that will look good with as many outfits as possible? It’s standard practice to match your belt with your shoes, so if you mainly wear black shoes, then go with a black belt.


Black is also a nice neutral color, so it will generally go with a lot of outfits. Similarly, a plain leather belt will go well with most outfits while a more stylized belt could be chosen to suit a particular style or outfit.


Whatever your style, we’ve got custom leather belts that will suit you. Each belt comes with a 5-year warranty against breakage and a standard, removable buckle. So, start picking your perfect custom leather belt today. We deliver all across the country with our base in Winston Salem, NC.