Best golf belts: These 8 eye-catching golf belts will add a burst of style to your game
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BEST GOLF BELTS
Belts may be the most ubiquitous style accessory in both men’s and women’s closets. It’s rare to own just one, or even two. You need a variety of styles to match specific occasions: Formal, casual, work attire, and, of course, golf. But believe it or not, belts have only been a fashion staple for the past 100 years or so. Before the Roaring ’20s, pants didn’t even include belt loops. Now, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pair without them, unless you’re into wearing sweats or joggers, which don’t count as welcome apparel at some courses.
Regardless of your style preferences when it comes to pants, belts remain an important element of on-course wardrobes. Apart from adding a bit of flair to an otherwise run-of-the-mill ensemble, they’re also functional, helping to keep pants and polos firmly in place. While belt buckles had a bright, shiny spotlight on Tour about a decade ago, adorning the waists of players like Anthony Kim and Rory Sabbatini, today’s belts are a bit more understated, although no less fashionable.
Woven belts have become especially popular in recent years, and the myriad color combinations make it easy to find one to complement any outfit. For those who like a traditional look but welcome modern convenience, you can even buy hole-less belts that tighten with a hidden mechanism behind the buckle. Regardless of the type of belt you opt to purchase, it’s important to remember that truly fashionable belts should stand out on their own, while workhorse solid-color versions should let your outfit do the shining. Here are our picks for the best golf belts.
Best golf belt for all-day comfort
Beltology’s signature woven design (handcrafted in New York City) is hole-free, meaning you can insert the prong wherever you please and never get caught between sizes — useful for when you’re not in, ahem, peak golf shape. The belts also stretch up to 15 percent, so they’ll move with you as you twist, turn and torque on the tee box.
Best golf belt for splurgers
Royal Albartross The Beaumont
If you’re struggling to decide between a woven or leather belt, the Beaumont offers a happy compromise: woven Italian leather! Exquisitely beautiful and luxurious, you can’t go wrong with Midnight Brown, which promises to go with just about everything, from navy to gray, black to beige, even denim.
Best golf belt for a casual look
Stretch-woven fabric construction makes this belt both comfortable and stylish. Though it’s available in three other colors, there’s something refreshing about the light grey, which will pair exceptionally well with shades of blue, yellow and white. No holes mean no sizing issues.
Best golf belt for options
Nike Perforated Reversible
Composed of durable Nappa leather, this Nike belt offers a classic look with cool perforation details to give it both modern appeal and increased airflow. The best part? It’s reversible! So, you get two looks for the price of one. Available in white/black, gray/black and brown/black.
Best golf belt for overall value
Under Armour Braided Belt 2.0
Under Armour’s version of the braided belt is athletic yet refined, composed of a polyester, rubber and PU blend for stretch, and includes leather end pieces to help polish your look. You may have spotted it around Jordan Spieth’s waist. Available in four colors for waist sizes 30-42.
Best golf belt for prepsters
Peter Millar Needle Stripe O Ring
If braided belts just aren’t your thing, you can still achieve a preppy look with Peter Millar’s Needle Stripe O Ring belt. The metal O-ring adjusts to size for the perfect fit, and the polyester and elastane-blend belt is available in eight colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect complement to your favorite polo and pants.
Best golf belt for buckle technology
Nexbelt Braided Black belt
Nexbelt’s nylon braided belt looks like a traditional-buckle belt at first glance, but instead offers a strong, secure hold via a buckle that uses stainless steel screws to keep your belt in place (as opposed to holes). Translation: You can adjust the fit to your liking for each wear, and it can fit a waist up to 50 inches.
Best golf belt for traditionalists
Vineyard Vines Solid Distressed Leather
You can never go wrong with a 100-percent leather belt, and this appropriately conservative selection from Vineyard Vines is expertly distressed to offer maximum comfort and understated style. Available in two shades of brown (one with a golf buckle, the other with silver) and fits waist sizes 30-44.
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