Published:  12:00 AM, 30 January 2017

Requisite for fashion & feel fit

Requisite for fashion & feel fit Photo: Tarik Sajib

Historians and expertise have described belt as 'A strip of leather or other material worn, typically round the waist, to support or hold in clothes or to carry weapons.'

Briefly, we can say, belts are not only useful for holding up trousers, but they can be used to make a style statement, add a personal touch to formal wear, create a clear distinction between your top and bottom half, tie an outfit together, and much more. In order to make the very most out of this classic accessory, your choices should be informed, reflect your personality and, in the end, improve whatever you're wearing. Do you know your belt size? It is often indicated in inches or centimeters. This number corresponds to the length of the tour of the strap - measured from the buckle to the mid hole - which is where it should be fastened, allowing for slightly higher or lower waist trousers and the natural variations in waist circumference we all go through -

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Formal Belts: Your formal belt is the one you'll wear with tailored trousers and suits, and nothing else - should be completely understated. It will be 2.5 - 3.5cm wide, made of fine leather and come in brown, black or another subtle color. Formal attire is all about advertising you. For this reason, you should be concerned about it and make sure your belt and shoes match and stay away from loud buckles.

Casual Belts: You can express your personality and be more experimental with your casual belt. The width range is undetermined, but there are some general guidelines to adhere to. For instance, thin belts (width ranging between 1.5 and 2.2cm) are suitable for skinny jeans only, whereas wider styles can be worn with any casual trousers including jeans, cargo pants and shorts.

Belt Buckles: The bigger your belt buckles the less formal it is. Dress belts typically have very small, flat belt buckles (and tend to be narrower belts themselves). Larger buckles with rounded shapes are common in more casual styles. Almost all dress belts will have either a gold-colored or silver-colored finish. Your casual belts can have almost any kind of buckle you like. The consistency of theme is more important than the shape or size in casual settings. If you like large metal buckles with Western motifs, wear them with a Western-styled outfit rather than a tight urban look. There's only so much mixing and matching you can get away with. This is what you should be considering when it comes to purchasing your new belt. You can find a great belt anywhere. With a range from trusted and emerging brands-like Gucci, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's, and more--you're sure to find a belt that suits your need. Today's in our country some local brands have become popular in mass people. They are also good quality products and their costing within the limits of everyone. Apex & Bata are some names of them.

General Guidelines: A belt is essentially a mid-sectioning line that cuts your body into two halves, creating a shortening visual effect. If you dress to look taller, make sure to match your belt with either your trousers or your shirt, making the line less pronounced. But always we should remember one thing; beltless is always better than a belt too much.

The writer is working with The Asian Age

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