A Guide to Leather Belts
With all the different leather belts available it can be difficult to decipher which ones are made from high-quality materials. Do you choose a belt that is labeled as genuine leather — or top grain leather? What type of belt buckle is best? How much does the width of the belt matter?
In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the answers to those questions and the other things that you should consider before you purchase a new leather belt. Continue reading to learn more and when you are ready to purchase the best leather belt you’ve ever owned, shop leather belts at Klik Belts.We offer high-quality top grain leather belts that are handmade and sewn right here in America.
The Grain of the Leather
One of the first things that you want to consider when choosing a leather belt is the grain of leather. This is going to go a long way toward helping you find a high-quality leather belt, rather than one that will fall apart in a few weeks or months. You want to select a leather belt that is labeled either “top grain leather” or “full grain leather” for the best quality. Belts that are labeled “genuine leather” are typically made from two pieces of scrap leather that are glued together. These types of belts split and fall apart fairly quickly.
When you choose a leather Klik Belt, you can rest assured that you are receiving a top-quality leather belt. All of our leather belts are made from top grain Herman Oak leather. Herman Oak has been making quality leather in the United States since 1931. At Klik Belts, we choose to do business with this company because they take just as much pride in their leather as we do in our belts.
The Adjustability of the Belt
Next up after the grain of leather, you’ll want to consider the adjustability of the belt. This is important because in order for your belt to be comfortable, you’ll want to adjust it just to the right place. Belts fit us differently each day and you want to be comfortable every single day. In addition to comfort, when a leather belt is easily adjustable, that also means that you will not have to pull so tight that the leather stretches and becomes damaged just to reach the next hole.
At Klik Belts, our leather belts don’t utilize the traditional prong belt buckle. Instead, each is equipped with a Cobra® belt buckle, which means that you can simply pull on the tail to tighten your belt so that it fits just right. You don’t have to worry about your pants sliding down or uncomfortably cutting into your sides or stomach. When you choose a leather Klik Belt, you can adjust your belt to your comfortable place without damaging the belt.
The Belt Buckle
If you’ve ever owned a leather belt, then you know that one of the first places that takes a beating is around the holes that the prong of the belt buckle goes in. Every day that you wear the belt, it is subjected to a little more wear and tear and eventually ends up damaged around the holes.
When you choose a belt that doesn’t utilize an old fashioned prong belt buckle, your leather belt will take less of a daily beating. With the Cobra® belt buckle, you simply slide the tail of the belt through the buckle and pull to tighten. You can then secure your belt with one of our tail tamers. You never have to worry about pulling the belt too tight to get it too fit into the next hole, or damaging your belt with the belt buckle prong.
The Colors Available
Something else to consider when choosing a leather belt is the colors it is available in. While you may be searching for just a plain black leather belt, you may also want to have some other colors of this high-quality belt in your wardrobe. When you are considering the color, take a look at both the buckle and the belt itself to ensure that it is what you want.
When you shop at Klik Belts, we offer a variety of leather belts in colors ranging from a polished aluminum buckle with a black belt to a matte black buckle with a burgundy leather belt. When you choose a Klik Belt, you have your choice of colors for your new leather belt.
The Width of the Belt
The width of a leather belt is also important. Leather belts that are about 1.5-inches in width will fit into your belt loops and provide support for your pants as well as for concealed carry most of the time. Leather belts that are thicker than this may not fit into the belt loops of your pants, and leather belts thinner than 1.5-inches will not provide as much support to hold up your pants.
At Klik Belts, we offer our high-quality, top grain leather belts in 1.5-inch, so they provide the support you need while ensuring that they fit into your favorite pair of jeans or slacks.