The Ultimate Belt Buying Guide: Finding The Perfect Belt Choice


A belt serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. Functionally, it keeps your pants in place, ensuring a comfortable fit. Aesthetically, it can significantly enhance your overall look by adding a polished and well-put-together touch. However, a worn-out or mismatched belt can stick out like a sore thumb.At ODYAS, we have a genuine passion for belts, and we understand that with so many choices, finding the right one can be a challenge. That's why we've wrote this guide. It will help you in discovering the perfect match for your taste and needs.

Why an Automatic Belt?

Automatic belts offer unparalleled convenience and comfort. At ODYAS, we firmly believe that once you've experienced the convenience of an automatic belt, you won't want to go back to dealing with the hassles of traditional belts. Among many other benefits, the ease of adjustment ensures a perfect fit every time, allowing you to wear your belt securely and comfortably. If you prefer wearing tucked-in shirts, an automatic belt will also secure them in place much more effectively. This becomes particularly noticeable when wearing a dress shirt, as an automatic belt is much more effective in keeping it securely tucked in place.

Different Belts for Different Occasions

Business Occasions

For a professional setting, opt for a 33mm belt. Its sleek and subtle design complements business attire, especially when paired with suits. Stick to classic colors like black or deep browns for a subtle and sophisticated look.

Casual Occasions

Choose a 38mm belt for casual wear. The wider width adds a touch of laid-back style, perfect for pairing with jeans, chinos, or other casual pants. The 38mm belt is especially advantageous for casual wear as it fits the larger belt loops of casual pants better, giving you a more well-proportioned look.

Consider Your Body Type

Everybody's physique is unique, and there's no universal rule. Although, as a general guideline, a 33mm belt is often associated with business settings, and a 38mm belt leans towards casual wear, it's crucial to consider your body type. A thin, tall individual may find a 33mm belt more flattering, even in casual wear, while a wider belt could better enhance the style of someone with a fuller figure, even in more elegant attire. ODYAS Belts are designed to look great in any setting, giving you complete freedom to choose based on your preferences.

Which Colors and Why?

While there are no strict rules for body types, when it comes to choosing the color of your belt, there certainly are. The most universally acknowledged rule is that the color of your belt needs to match the color of your shoes.

Pay attention to the color of the buckle or hardware on the belt. If you frequently wear silver-toned accessories, a belt with a silver buckle may be more suitable, while gold-toned accessories match well with gold buckles.

Consider the overall color palette of your outfit. If you're wearing warmer tones like reds and yellows, a brown belt might complement well. For cooler tones like blues and grays, a black belt may be a better choice.

The "Brown only out of town" guideline reflected a city versus country distinction in fashion. Brown shoes and belts were considered suitable for the countryside or more relaxed settings, while black was reserved for urban and formal occasions. However, modern fashion has become more flexible, and these rules are not as strict today. However, in today's fashion, rules are more flexible, and you can confidently wear brown shoes and belts for any setting. In fact, a blue suit with a white shirt, paired with a brown belt and shoes, is considered a modern classic and is often embraced in business settings.

If you're uncertain about your belt and shoe color, keep in mind that, while black always works, in general, the darker the color, the more likely to look good in an elegant setting. Conversely, opting for lighter color shades can introduce a touch of sophistication to your look. However, using lighter colors requires confidence in your style. If unsure, sticking to darker colors for an elegant style is a safe and timeless choice.

Which Fabric and Why?

Full Grain Leather

This high-quality material not only offers durability but also develops a rich patina over time, enhancing the belt's character and uniqueness. It is the material of choice for any quality belt.


Canvas belts are a great choice for a more casual and relaxed look. They are lightweight and perfect for summer or laid-back settings. Match them with casual shoes for a cohesive appearance.

Rubber / Synthetic Materials

These belts are often used in tactical and working gear due to their resilience and ability to withstand harsh conditions. They are easy to clean, making them ideal for outdoor activities or work environments where the belt may come into contact with dirt, moisture, or other elements. Additionally, rubber can offer a comfortable fit, making it a functional material for belts in more practical settings.

Final Thoughts

Remember, while your belt is a subtle accessory, it can make or break your entire look. By choosing the right belt for the occasion, you'll emphasize your style and attention to detail. If you are still unsure which belt you need, simply contact us at or via our contact form. We are always happy to help and talk with you!

Written by Benjamin Neuweiler

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