The Colonel on Belts

“Great leather belts aren’t made by accident. I use the highest quality materials and make them right here in the USA.”

“The biggest belt/buckle question that ever came to mind years ago before I was The Colonel and in the leather goods business was…’Is it buckle or buckel?’ My wife always said, ‘Of course, it’s buckle’…to which I would invariably reply ‘Then why is it nickel instead of nickle?’ She would mumble something about long vowel vs. short vowel sounds, but I was already thinking ‘Gotcha.’ Guess I will never completely understand the English language or why my wife knows stuff like that.”

“However, I do know about belts. Many years ago I designed and received a patent on my belts with their unique adjusting feature. Our collection features belts made by the leathersmiths in our workshop in Lynnville, TN of fine quality materials such as Italian Bridle Leather, American Buffalo and American Alligator. I design them all with a casual attitude and a nod to the military and sportsman’s tradition to be worn with khakis and jeans.”

“Kudos to The Art Of Manliness for the exceptional blog on belts. The blogger also mentions the wearing of suspenders. It just so happens that I make suspenders, too. He is correct in saying that most people consider it a faux pas of the nth degree to wear a belt and suspenders at the same time. But, occasionally I just take my cue from John Wayne in Stagecoach and Tom Selleck in Quigley Down Under (two of my favorites) and do it anyway…just because I want to.” – Colonel Littleton

Belt Size Chart

belt size chart

Belt Fit Guide

  • Our belts are sized based on the exact inside circumference of the belt when buckled in the front, center position.
  • Measure your waist circumference and compare to our sizes to determine fit.
  • In addition to the front buckle position options, our unique side adjusting feature allows for 8-inches of adjustment in 1-inch increments. A size Large fits waist sizes from 34-inches to 42-inches.
  • If you are between sizes, for example, a 33-inch waist, we recommend going up a size and selecting the large belt. Our belts compare to your waist size closer than pant size since pant sizing varies by manufacturer.

Learn more about what makes a great belt: https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/02/14/complete-guide-mens-belts/

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