If you’re looking for a decidedly more casual belt for summer outfits, consider a woven or braided style. Braided leather belts more expensive, but they add an element of texture to your wardrobe that traditional smooth leather belts lack; they also come with different types of buckles — like D-rings and sliders — adding to a more laid-back look. Here are some of our favorites.
BC Belts Canvas Web Belt
This canvas web belt is inspired by standard-issue military belts of the 20th century and has a brass sliding buckle. Available in 12 colors, it is 50 inches long and can be cut to your ideal size.
Uniqlo Leather Wide Mesh Belt
This affordable belt is braided from South American leather and has a traditional buckle. It comes in black and brown colorways, the latter of which will be more versatile for casual wear.
Filson Togiak Belt
This understated American-made belt features a low-profile aluminum hook buckle. The fit is fully customizable and the ends of the belt are reinforced with box stitching.
L.L. Bean Signataure D-Ring Webbed Belt
Made from nylong webbing, this belt features leather trim and a metal D-ring buckle. More preppy than the military in its design, it’s a versatile option that can be worn in both casual and formal settings.
Orvis Guatemalan Buffalo Nickel Belt
Made in the USA, this belt features natural toned Guatemalan patterning and buffalo nickel accents. The textile is accented with bison leather and lined with waxed vegetable-tanned leather for longevity.
Anderson’s Leather Stretch Woven Belt
This Italian-made leather belt features a solid steel buckle with a metal roller. The multi-strand weave can be paired with trousers for business or chino shorts for a relaxed weekend.
Nicholas Daley Knitted Belt
Knit from wide-guage jute yarn, this belt features a classic brass buck and a knit loop. It’s made in England and has one of the richest textures on the casual-belt market.
Brunello Cucinelli Woven Leather Belt
Woven by a artisan in Solomeo, Italy, this belt showcases a unique texture of wide and thin strips of leather. The luxury belt fastens with a burnished-gold buckle and is appropriate for both casual and formal settings.