Bring Out Your Masculine Side with Chunky Belts
Chunky belts are an excellent way to add fun to an outfit and they are certainly manly in their design and weight so they will sort the men from the boys in the style stakes. Thin belts have long been associated with feminine style and should only be worn with great care with formal flat front trousers. It’s very much anything goes though when it comes to chunky belts and you can butch up any outfit with a stylish wide leather belt.
Chunky belts first became popular with cowboys in the 1920s and these ultra macho guys used huge belt buckles often depicting horses, rodeos and steers to hold their trousers up and these belts had to be thick as they often had to hold up the weight of heavy chaps and pistols too. Chunky belts had a revival in popularity with the biker set in the late 1960s and early 1970s thanks to the popularity of films such as Easy Rider. Leather belts were weighed down with studs and huge silver belt buckles depicting skulls, devils, eagles and, of course, naked ladies – a look which is still popular today especially with the alternative fashion scene.
Chunky belts never go out of fashion and classic colours such as tan, dark brown and black will go with both your formal and casual gear and give you many years of use if you choose a sturdy leather number. These type of belts are easy to wear too and can give your body a whole new look as they will draw attention to your waist, so if you’ve been putting in extra hours at the gym then you can ensure your hard work gets noticed. Chunky belts work best with loose fitting jeans as they can overpower skinny jeans and make your bottom half look unbalanced. Loose fitting jeans are the perfect partners for chunky belts, especially if you team yours up with some trainers and a funky t-shirt for the ideal casual look. Chunky belts also have their place in the office too – just make sure you don’t go for any belt buckles or detailing which are too loud as you don’t want to be upstaged by your own outfit in corporate situations.
There are loads of brands which produce superb chunky belts and if you want a look which encapsulates the masculinity of thick leather but avoids any garish buckles then Petrol is the label for you. Petrol produce a range of chunky belts from real leather which have a definite American West inspired look as is reflected in the names as the range features the Motel, Nevada, Ranch and Saddle styles. The belts are available in white, black and brown with a variety of sturdy silver buckles to complement the beautiful leather. Other brands which embrace the chunky belt look include Pepe Jeans, Duck and Cover (who have the very manly named Fortress belt) and Fly 53.
Reem Clothing have loads of chunky belts available from top designers so view the collection online today.
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