Kinda country, kinda rock-and roll, sort of retro in it’s own right too. The Plaque Belt can go very wrong very quickly and it’s not for everyone. But if you keep the size of the buckle under control and limited its use to casual wear, plaque belts can be a great way to revive that tired weekend clothing rut.
Aside from the somewhat expensive J. Crew Belt above, (which you have to admit, it pretty sweet) here’s a few more worth using to keep your pants secure.
Johnston and Murphy Antique Brash Finish Belt – $49.50
It is possible to wear a brass finished plaque belt without looking too much like a mountain man. As long as you don’t wear it with medium blue denim, a buffalo plaid shirt, and Red Wings, you’ll avoid the Paul Bunyan look.
Apt. 9 by Kohls Reversible Plaque Belt – $18.20
It might be tempting to wear something like this with a shirt and tie, or even a suit. But don’t… It’s a bit too trendy for business wear. Keep it to dark denim. And if you need a dress belt, here’s the only one you’ll ever need.
You’ve got to love the dark finish and shape of the buckle on this belt from Express. It’s almost military / special ops looking. Maybe something to wear with gray chinos and a black polo.
Lacoste Croc Enamled Plaque Belt – $40.50
It’s always smart to keep logos at arms length, but the Lacoste Crocodile is about as good as it gets. Just don’t start tucking in t-shirts and casual shirts to show it off.