Thoughts on Fashion Belts? (Ferragamo, Gucci, LV, etc.)

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I've never seen anyone wearing Gucci or LV belts (or even Hermes) but I constantly see Ferragamo belts. So what are your thoughts on this?

Is Ferragamo ok but Gucci and LV not?

What Kind of Belt Should I Buy for Work?

Generally, our users feel that LV, Gucci, and Ferragamo belts are acceptable as long as they are not too outlandish. However, some of our users shared that you should not worry too much about the brand and just purchase a simple leather belt that looks classy.

iRX - Private Equity Partner:

Some of the more subtle LV/Gucci belts are okay. Personally, I wear a LV belt almost every day and looks just like every other belt in the office, aside from the slightly different pattern. the epi leather belts are nice, and def not flashy.

TNA:

I saw some dude with a gamo belt on, the one with the distinctive buckles. I laughed. Wear normal stuff, nothing crazy. I think I get my belts from BB on sale or whatever.

Brown, Black and Cordovan. Silver buckle. Done.

diverse_kanga - Investment Banking Associate:

When I have an important meeting I rock an understated black bvlgari calf leather belt with white gold buckle, looks great and I get plenty of compliments on it but you can't tell the brand unless you asked me. On regular workdays I use a reversible no-name black/brown leather belt with stainless steel buckle, color to match the shoes.

Banker88:

Most Analysts in my office wear either Ferragamo or Gucci belts to match their shoes.

copecre - Real Estate Associate:

Just go to Nordstrom or J. Crew or Macy's or Neiman Marcus or Polo or Marshall's or TJ Maxx and buy a decent looking leather belt. They even make reversible ones so you can get brown and black all in one. No one cares what brand it is.

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Comments (76)

Jan 16, 2013

I never really give much thought to belts...I might be wearing a high end suit, but my belt? I think I have one from Macy's. As long as it's not flashy, it's fine.

Jan 16, 2013

I have a Ferragamo belt and I also have a $20 belt from kohls. They look no different

Jan 16, 2013
Bobb:

I have a Ferragamo belt and I also have a $20 belt from kohls. They look no different

Exactly. I got my current job wearing a belt from Walmart. Just don't get something with a golden "H" hermes buckle and you're good.

Jan 16, 2013

some of the more subtle LV/Gucci belts are okay. personally i wear a LV belt almost every day and looks just like every other belt in the office, aside from the slightly different pattern. the epi leather belts are nice, and def not flashy.

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Jan 16, 2013

I saw some dude with a gamo belt on, the one with the distinctive buckles. I laughed. Wear normal stuff, nothing crazy. I think I get my belts from BB on sale or whatever.

Brown, Black and Cordovan. Silver buckle. Done.

Jan 16, 2013

There is a guy in the group across our floor who wears an Hermes H belt every fucking day. The ultimate in douche attire

I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

Jan 16, 2013

don't be a bitch

Jan 16, 2013

I think when you're a second year analyst, you can start wearing Gucci or LV. Ferragamo is just as nice but less flashy so appropriate for first years. Hermes is ok if you are an associate.

Jan 17, 2013

suspenders

Jan 23, 2013

I personally don't like wearing flashy belts. Ferragamo is better than the rest. I have an LV one from my uncle and I hate wearing it, too showy.

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Apr 11, 2013

Hi.. Im looking for a gift for my fiance for his bday ::) .. And im sooo confused..Ive decided on getting him an lv belt and im debating between two of them, the 'lv utah leather belt' and the 'lv reversible calf belt'. The first one has a bronze/gold lv symbol , the other has a silver lv symbol. My fiance is 26 years old. He wears a lot of formal wear so i want the belt for formal use. So which one of the above two belts would be better ? Basically im pondering over the color of the lv symbol, either to take the silver or the gold/bronze one since the belts almost look the same apart from the buckle color. Any suggestions? :)

Apr 11, 2013

when i have an important meeting i rock an understated black bvlgari calf leather belt with white gold buckle, looks great and i get plenty of compliments on it but you cant tell the brand unless you asked me. on regular workdays i use a reversible no-name black/brown leather belt with stainless steel buckle, colour to match the shoes.

May 8, 2013

be different!

May 8, 2013

Saw a girl in the BB cafe with a Hermes belt yesterday, for a guy definitely a no-go. Mine was like $50, Geoffrey Beene lol

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May 8, 2013

Black and brown, match belts to shoes. No one gives a sh*t about what brand your belt is.

May 8, 2013

fucking loser

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

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May 8, 2013

iCare

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

May 8, 2013

Make sure you get an expensive one because they will probably check it when you get there... ;)

"It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous. "

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May 8, 2013

Allen Edmonds makes good belts.

May 8, 2013

some of the questions asked on this site makes some of you guys look like dweebs.
who cares about belt brands

decent looking black and brown belts are all you need

May 8, 2013

braided

May 8, 2013

Correct me if im wrong, but you def should not walk in wearing a huge buckle belt esp at the SA or Analyst level.

Im sure this is fine, get a black and brown

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or

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/club-room-casua...

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May 8, 2013

No shoes, no belt, no problem

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May 8, 2013

Most Analysts in my office wear either Ferragamo or Gucci belts to match their shoes.
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May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013

Thin black belt.

That's it.

May 8, 2013

Just buy a damn belt that holds your pants up & matches your shoes

May 8, 2013

Torino

May 8, 2013

Bump

May 8, 2013

Just go to Nordstrom or J. Crew or Macy's or Neiman Marcus or Polo or Marshall's or TJ Maxx and buy a decent looking leather belt. They even make reversible ones so you can get brown and black all in one. No one cares what brand it is.

May 8, 2013

Just make sure it's quality leather and not bonded leather junk. I accidently bought such a belt a while ago, and it's crap. Doesn't last long, so comes actually more expensive in the long run.

May 8, 2013

You can go with Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Jeans or Hugo Boss.

May 8, 2013

Just adding to the above list: charles tyrwhitt

May 8, 2013

Allen Edmonds or BB on sale. Good quality leather.

May 8, 2013

Second Allen Edmonds. high quality, range of colors that match your shoes, and no big emblem or anything.

May 8, 2013

Third on Allen Edmonds, they are not inexpensive but have some great fashions. Johnston & Murphy for "imitation" Allen Edmonds is also OK.

I have a mix of very nice belts that I "showcase" with certain outfits and less expensive "everyday" wear belts (simple brown and black from major retailers meant to take the brunt of abuse). Most important is to buy a belt that matches your shoes. Not "could match", a good match. Don't drop $100+ on a quality belt that doesn't have a decent pair of shoes to go with it thinking that because it's expensive you can wear it with anything. This is especially true of brown shoes, if you've buying a brown belt to match them either buy them together or make sure it is the same shade.

May 8, 2013

Two years ago when I was still in undergrad, I went to TJ MAXX and walked outta there with three belts for $40.. They are still the only ones I own.

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May 8, 2013

Is this the only thing you care about? Enough of these threads... You are clearly just trying to garner attention at this point.

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May 8, 2013

What about x belts?

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

May 8, 2013

Or wwe championship belts for that matter

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

May 8, 2013

H for Hermes on a belt is a little douchey....H for Harvard on a belt is uber-douchey. I would go for that instead (unless you didn't attend Harvard of course).

May 8, 2013
SirTradesaLot:

H for Hermes on a belt is a little douchey....H for Harvard on a belt is uber-douchey. I would go for that instead (unless you didn't attend Harvard of course).

Based on this guy's history, you really think it's possible he went to Harvard?

May 8, 2013

What makes the Hermes douchey and the Ferragamo one not douchey?

May 8, 2013
MomentaLaugh:

What makes the Hermes douchey and the Ferragamo one not douchey?

The H

May 8, 2013
MomentaLaugh:

What makes the Hermes douchey and the Ferragamo one not douchey?

The fact that there is a giant H on your belt, and that you need people to recognize that your belt is made by Hermes.

May 8, 2013

wear a C belt (chastity belt)

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May 8, 2013

I've found that most people that rock the H belt do it solely to distract from what they lack just south of the H

I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

May 8, 2013

Get a regular damn belt

May 8, 2013

I wouldnt wear the H belt as my everyday belt. But only from time to time.

May 8, 2013

just stick with suspenders

May 8, 2013

Please, don't

May 8, 2013

Your obsession with clothes is mind boggling. If you paid as much attention to how your work looks in comparison to how you look you would be promoted already.

May 8, 2013

no more threads about clothes from me

May 8, 2013
MomentaLaugh:

no more threads about clothes from me

i doubt it. i still maintain you're trying to set up a rival website and you're populating your FAQ section using WSO

May 8, 2013

Ok the H belt alone may seem a little bit douchey but what about the combination of the H belt and the suspenders ? Check out the outfit I wore for my first day on the job : http://flic.kr/p/e3YqTQ You gotta let everyone know what a Big Swinging Dick you are !

If it looks as good as on paper, we're in the kill zone, pal. Lock and load

May 8, 2013

belt seems too small for those pants

May 8, 2013

I don't think that I would ever buy a belt that expensive regardless of how much money I had. How much better can they hold your pants up than a belt that costs

May 8, 2013

Wow....

May 8, 2013

for that money, you'd want something that looks a little more than a $10 belt no? Maybe something with some subtle patterns. Its fine otherwise, a bit shiny for my taste.

May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013

A brown crocodile belt imo looks nice with grey or tan suits. I wouldn't wear a black one.

May 8, 2013

absolutely not

May 8, 2013

No. It looks like shit.

May 8, 2013
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