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

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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Jan 16, 2013 - 4:21pm

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 - 4:34pm

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.
 
Apr 11, 2013 - 4:18am

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 - 8:20am

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 - 12:37pm

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 - 12:40pm

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 - 12:42pm

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

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May 8, 2013 - 12:51pm

Belt Suggestions (Originally Posted: 11/25/2014)

I personally appreciate a nice looking, quality belt as part of business attire.

Can anyone recommend a few particular brands that may be suited to those in entry level positions? I'm looking for something that won't be too flashy, but will look good with a suit or slacks.

Price doesn't matter too much, as I go for quality, but I'm not looking to shell out $500+ for an exotic or anything along those lines.

"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets."
 
May 8, 2013 - 1:02pm

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 - 1:11pm

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.

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May 8, 2013 - 1:23pm

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.

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May 8, 2013 - 1:25pm

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
"After you work on Wall Street it’s a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side.” - David Tepper
 
May 8, 2013 - 1:26pm

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 - 1:36pm

Never in my life have I ever looked at someone's belt. The shit some people care about is beyond me. I don't care what shirts you buy, what ties you wear, what pants you buy, or what shoes (ferragamo or payless) as long as they fit and you're not a fucking idiot.

"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.
 
Jan 30, 2017 - 10:27am

Only purchase it for quality. Suits and shoes are one thing your belt is likely to be overlooked.

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