October 08, 2021 3 min read

Mastering how to find quality belts can be a little tricky if you don’t know where to start. The good news is, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to tell which belts are quality in no time!

We’ve put together a guide on how to know if your belt is well-made. So, let’s dive in and explore: is it quality? Here’s how to know your belt is well-made! 

Why Belt Quality is Important

A brown leather belt on a black wire frame.

It’s important to purchase belts that are good quality because you put on and take off your belt very often. You don’t want to be dealing with cracks and loss of color a couple of months after you purchased the belt.

Different Types of Belts

Let’s quickly go over the two main types of belts that are used, it’s important to know the difference since certain belts should be used in certain situations.

A wall of belts in various colors, patterns, and designs.

Dress Belt

Whenever fancy attire is required that means you should be wearing a dress belt. A dress belt will give you a more polished look and it is most often worn in black or brown. In this situation be sure to match your belt with your shoes. If you’re wearing black shoes, wear s black belt. If you’re wearing brown shoes, wear a brown belt.

Be sure to stick with vegan leather for dress belts. It’s the most popular option for a reason. It will tie the outfit together and it will give you an overall polished look. Our Professional 2 - Brushed Nickel Belt is a great dress belt, it’s constructed with high quality microfiber leather so you don’t have to worry about any cracks or breaks. The brushed buckle and available color options will polish your outfit without pushing the outfit over the top.

Casual Belt

Casual belts are great for outfits that involve jeans, shorts, casual dresses, etc. Vegan leather, woven, elastic, and canvas belts are great options if you’re looking for casual belts. However, just like dress belts we do recommend you look for a vegan leather belt since it is the best quality material. Colors for casual belts can include gray, brown, black, blue, red, tan, and many more!

Our Women’s Gold Ring Beltis a great option for those looking for a casual belt. It comes in a variety of color options and it goes great with a pair of jeans or shorts. The gold buckle pairs well with almost anything and it spice up a casual outfit just enough.

How to Buy a Quality Belt

 

Don’t succumb to the lure of fashion belts made from cheap materials, they may look good now but in a short amount of time they’ll look like they’ve been through the ringer.

Here’s what to look for when looking for a good quality belt:

  • Soft material that won’t crack - vegan belts are superior to leather belts. The materials used for vegan belts don’t crack, break, or stretch! At the same time your being kinder to our animal friends and being more sustainable!
  • Material that can’t be marked - if you can’t make a visible scratch or mark with your fingernail on the belt then that means it was made with quality materials.
  • Good stitching - if the belt has tight, small stitches with no loose ends.

Wrapping Up

It may seem intimidating when you think about choosing a belt, but once you know some of the basics when it comes to knowing how to figure out if a belt is well-made it becomes a lot easier. With these tips you can rest assured that you’ll always step out of the house looking your best with a good quality belt.

Here on the Doshi blog we want to encourage and support people in buying and wearing vegan and ethical products, that’s why we’ve shared vegan options! Vegan belts are just as timeless as the conventional version, they also have price advantages. When you compare vegan belts to ones made of real leather you’ll often find that the animal-friendly alternatives are cheaper.

Interested in getting a vegan belt? We offer handmade, designer vegan belts for men and belts for women.


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