I talk about belts a lot. I know. The thing is, I can’t remember the last time I wore a plain leather belt with a plain buckle. I always wear a belt that is either an exotic leather, a monogrammed buckle, something needlepoint or woven, or something embroidered. No joke. Everyday.
I’ve been wearing a hoof pick belt since I found Orvis’ Ferrier belt way back when. It’s a great belt, but has a brass buckle. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it has an upper limit on how much I can dress it up. Maybe because the pick isn’t shiny…I don’t know. I wear it all the time with jeans, boots, and a sport coat, but again, nothing too dressy.
Tory Leather recently released a very affordable option with a polished silver hoof pick, and I couldn’t resist. I have seen these in mens stores both online and in person, but they fall in the $125-$150 range, which is too rich for my blood. The $35 price tag on this bad boy is a no-brainer.
Beyond the polished silver buckle, the leather color of the leather is a very nice medium brown, which matches most of my loafers. The call it ‘oakbark’, but I’ll call it almond. This goes great with jeans of any color, navy, tan, or green khakis, and any color shorts. From a fit standpoint, it is just a bit tighter than the traditional 2″ delta. I wear a 32 or 33″ waist, and a 36″ belt is just right – it fastens to the middle hole. I can’t recommend this one enough, readers.