By Agatha Muhaise
Recently, a guy passed by me on campus and all that caught my attention was the worn out belt, the leather was peeling off and the tip was holding on to dead life with a couple of staple wires. Uh-mmh, you can guess what that said about him. Belts are accessories that few guys pay attention to. Yet they speak volumes about your personalities. Be it jute, leather, plastic, fabric, straw or wooden, belts have characters. Try to pick out a belt that will best represent your personality and avoid misapprehensions.
There are primarily two kinds of belts that you need to know, official and causal. These can be differentiated by colour, width and buckle.
If you wearing a suit and a tie, it is safer restrict yourself to black, brown or tan. They are neutral and easy on the eye. Ideally this should be the case for causal belts as well, but there are many designer belts that come in rage of colours. While undoubtedly they are trendy, it safe not to wear them because they have a tendency of making people look like clown. But if you think you can pull off the look without looking like a teenager, then go ahead.
Apparently there is a thumb rule that states, a belt that is wider than your thumb is a casual belt, but anything lesser or equal to the thumb is a formal belt. In other words larger surfaced belts look great with jeans and shorts while a smaller one is sleek and brief, impeccable for a formal look.
If you are the serious formal type, you will have to settle for the conservative plain buckles with nothing flashy. You can never go wrong with a plain gold or silver. Even buckles with representable brand names like Ralph Lauren or tommy Hilfiger are an exception. For the causal guys, you have a range to choose from. You could try a skull head or eagle to bring out you edgy side. Better yet a soccer club logo for the loyal fans, however these can be rather tricky. And you can always still just go for the plain buckle for a simple touch.