Wide Leather Belts

When it comes to purchasing your next leather belt the width is an all important factor to take into consideration. A Wide Leather Belt is usually a belt of more than 2" Inches or 50mm in width, however this measurement is sometimes dependent on the clothing you will be wearing with your new leather belt. Below we will outline the different types of wide leather belt so that you are able to choose the correct belt and width for the outfit you are looking to accompany.

Wide Leather Belts for Jeans

When considering the Width of a Leather Belt to wear with those favourite pair of Jeans its always important to take into consideration the loops on the Jeans in question. You maybe surprised to hear that there is no standard loop width across the board and it doesn't matter whether you're a man or a women you will need to check your Jeans before deciding what width would best suit your needs. We here at Buckle My Belt always suggest that your leather belt is wide enough to fill the loops on your Jeans, below we picture a belt that fill the loop and one that doesn't:
Wide Leather BeltThin Width Leather Belt

Wide leather belts are a fashion accessory that has remained popular over the years, thanks to their versatility and ability to add style and sophistication to any outfit. A wide belt typically measures two inches or more in width and is designed to cinch at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the benefits of wearing a wide leather belt.

Top 5 Benefits of Wearing a Wider Belt

  1. Flattering Silhouette: One of the main benefits of wearing a wide leather belt is that it creates a flattering silhouette by cinching the waist and emphasising your curves. This can help create an hourglass figure and accentuate your waistline.

  2. Versatility: Wide leather belts are incredibly versatile and can be worn with a variety of outfits, from jeans and t-shirts to dresses and skirts. They can instantly add a touch of style and sophistication to any outfit.

  3. Comfort: Wide leather belts are generally more comfortable than thin belts, as they distribute the pressure evenly across the waist. This means that they can be worn for longer periods without causing discomfort.

  4. Durability: Leather belts are known for their durability and longevity. A well-made leather belt can last for years and even become better with age as the leather softens and develops a patina.

  5. Fashionable: Wide leather belts are a fashion accessory that never goes out of style. They have been a staple of fashion for decades and can instantly elevate any outfit, adding a touch of sophistication and style.

In conclusion, wearing a wide leather belt has numerous benefits, from creating a flattering silhouette to adding a touch of style and sophistication to any outfit. So why not invest in a high-quality leather belt that can be worn for years to come and become a staple of your wardrobe?

Choosing the Correct Width for Your Belt Loops: Why 2 Inch Wide Leather Belts are Ideal

 The Wide Leather Belt above to the left is what we would suggest in our opinion to be the correct width for the loops of the Jeans, filling the loops in full. The Leather Belt to the right is far to thin as you can see and that will allow the loop to condense and the top of the Jeans will inevitably fold over.
The leather belt to the left is a 2 Inch Wide Leather Belt and is ideal for those larger loop sizes, please find a link to our 2 Inch Wide Leather Belts

Extra Wide Leather Belts

An Extra Wide Leather Belt will commonly be associated with what we would call an Over Belt. These are leather belts worn over the clothing and rarely are these belts placed through loops on clothing. You will see these types of belts worn by ladies in the most part over maybe a jumper or a dress. Some will be the Corset Belt or Waist Clincher Style Leather Belt and some will be just standard leather belts but extra wide widths:
Leather Corset BeltLadies Wide Leather Belt
As you can see from the pictures above extra wide leather belts are more of a dress belt item than for holding up your Trousers or Jeans.

Wide Leather Belts for Costumes

If you were to think about it the most famous wide leather belt would be that of one Mr Santa Claus. The iconic wide black leather belt associated with this particular custom is simple yet recognisable. We have made many Santa Belts over the years along with many re-enactment belts for Civil War Customs and for many film props like Lord of the Rings and TV's Game of Thrones.

How to Buy Wide Leather Belts

So the answer to your question "How do I Buy a Wide Leather Belt?" is simple. First you need to determine the use of the wide leather belt in question:
  • Are you buying a wide leather belt for larger loops?:  A wide leather belt with a 2 inch width is ideal for those buying a belt for larger loops as it will fill the loops in full and prevent the top of the jeans from folding over.
  • Are you buying a wide leather belt to wear over a jumper or dress?:  When buying a wide leather belt to wear over a jumper or dress, consider a belt with a larger buckle that will add a statement to your outfit.
  • Are you buying a wide leather belt to finish off a custom of some description?:  If you are buying a wide leather belt to finish off a custom outfit, consider a belt with a unique buckle design or custom embossing to add a personalised touch to your look.
Once you have the answer to the question you can go ahead and order directly from our website if its an item that we have listed or alternatively if you require a specialist bespoke wide leather belt just call or email us with the specifics and we will be able to quote you.
Below are links to different widths of leather belt we have listed:
Checkout this link for a guide to How to Measure Your Waist for a Belt