Waist Land

Acing menswear’s dominant trend is a cinch – just belt it out.

 

You can’t deny it: On a style spectrum that spans from “Greasers” (wearers of denim, black and basic tees) to “Socs,” you’re at the latter end, which permits pastels, khakis and cardigans. Lucky for you, designers are overwhelmingly on your side this seaso—encouraging those who have long rebelled against trends to befriend color—and, giving the green light to fashion insiders like yourself to stay in gold (and red and green and blue). This spring, regardless of your taste, opt to meet the menswear authorities in the middle by settling with a vibrant belt that pairs just as well with Levis as it does with salmon-colored Dockers. Among our favorites are Smathers & Branson’s needlepoint numbers—which will prove perfect when you can’t figure out which cincher pairs best with your new rainbow-bright Topsiders. Oh, preppy boy problems…

 [From top to bottom][1] Smathers & Branson belt available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003
[2] Martin Dingman belt available at Woody’s, Frontenac, 314.569.3272
[3] Smathers & Branson belt available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003
[4] Martin Dingman belt available at Woody’s, Frontenac, 314.569.3272
[5] Smathers & Branson belt available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003
[6] Gucci belt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200

 

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Because men can accessorize, too.

 

Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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