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32 Belt Buckle Styles to Choose From!

Buckle belts are amazing! I could partner them with almost any outfit, especially leather clothes that can be a little intimidating.

With that, here are different belt buckle styles so you know which ones to choose with your clothes:

Clamp Closures

Steve Madden Men's Dress Casual Every Day Reversible Leather Belt, Black/Brown (Burnished), 32

The clamp closure is a two-part belt buckle that attaches to the belt strap. One part is significantly larger than the other. The smaller one slides into the larger one, keeping the belt in place and preventing it from falling. These belts come in every color, design, and fashion trend you can think of. The clamp style features a one-of-a-kind cut-to-fit design that is ideal for formal occasions.

Cowboy Belt Buckles

Long Horn Bull Western Belt Buckle

Cowboy belt buckles are quite popular. They’re clasps that secure two ends of a belt or strap around the waist. Because many cowboys wore them, they were the most popular buckles in the South. Cowhide may be used for the strap and glittering metal for the buckles. To manufacture large, gleaming buckles, many people use gold, silver, or brass.

Throughout history, this kind of belt was not very popular. Suspenders were more practical for the sort of labor cowboys had to accomplish on the ranches in the 1800s. Belt buckles, on the other hand, became synonymous with cowboys later on.

Stitch Closure

Dickies Men's Casual Leather Belt, Black, 36

The buckle on a stitch closure belt is woven in a lovely pattern. It’s a sophisticated look with the option to change the texture of the belt. Even if you have to wear a belt all day, this will ensure that you are comfortable. You will definitely look fantastic thanks to the adjustable belt size and the unique design. These belts may be worn both casually and formally.

Flip Closure Buckles

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Because the top of the buckle really flips, these buckles are also known as flip-top belts. The bottom of the belt features teeth that keep the flip flop mechanism in place. Fabric belts with these buckles are more common than leather belts. One of the key reasons why they aren’t considered formal belts and are instead used with casual attire is because of this.

Tongue Buckles

Levi's Men's Double Prong Casual Belt, Black, 34

Tongue buckles include a metal pin and loop design that is very distinctive. By inserting the leather strap through the loop and the pin through the holes in the belt, you may fasten it. A prong connected to the bar of certain vintage tongue buckles passes through the holes in the belt strap. A bar, prongs, and a frame are seen on other traditional buckles. These pieces work together to ensure that the buckle is easy to shut and that it fits securely. As a result, you’ll be able to wear these buckles on a daily basis. The single tongue and double tongue versions of this belt are available.

Single Tongue

One prong is fastened to one side of the belt in the single tongue buckle. Only one side of the belt is buckled and opened. By connecting the belt to one end of the frame, you may also use the prong to tighten it. These belts are versatile enough to be used on both professional and informal occasions.

Double Tongue

Prongs on both sides of the belt define the double tongue belt. The two prongs on these buckles are meant to grip the belt from the opposite side, which makes them unusual. The buckles’ double-sided design also provides excellent grip. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, so you’ll have no problem selecting the ideal buckle for both casual and formal occasions.

Reversible

Tommy Hilfiger Men's Reversible Belt, Black/Brown Silver, 36

On each side of the reversible belt, generally black and brown, there are two contrasting hues. The belt may be worn in either direction and is secure. Most individuals don’t wear them to formal events since they don’t stand out as much as other options. This is a good alternative if you don’t intend on purchasing many belts.

Double Ring Buckles

Drizzte 43'' Long Double Ring Mens Casual Canvas Fabric Cloth Belts Black

The belt strap of a belt with a double ring clasp has two loops at one end. Those that come in D forms, in particular, are commonly knotted. They’re placed in such a manner that tying the belt around the waist is a breeze. These unisex belts are a particularly entertaining fashion item that is normally exclusively used with casual clothing.

Auto Grip Buckles

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The auto grip buckle is well-known for its fashionable grip design. The buckles are made in such a manner that they can properly hold the belt in place. Because this belt has such a terrific grip, you won’t have to worry about wearing it anyplace. These belts are often paired with casual attire.

Clip Buckle

Selighting Military Combat Belt, Adjustable Heavy Duty Police Belt With Buckle, One Size, Black

The clip buckle belts have a dished plate pattern with flat ends. The bar at one end of the belt and the hook connected to the other end of the belt may be used to tighten the belt. You may change the belt’s fit with three bars to suit your needs. Cowboy attires are often connected with these belts. This buckle gives the outfit a unique style that is appropriate for a variety of occasions.

Double Side

Tommy Hilfiger Men's Reversible Belt, Black/Brown Silver, 36

The double-sided belts vary significantly from the single-sided belts that most people wear while shopping. It has a distinct style that will look great with any casual ensemble. You may choose from a variety of designs to complement the wearer’s overall appearance. Casual belts often have a double-sided buckle.

Wrestling Buckles

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Wrestling buckles with a plate connected to the belt have distinctive designs that anybody can identify. The buckle is shaped like a dish and will appeal to a wide range of people. The many snaps on both sides of the belt hold the belt, ensuring that it does not move no matter what you are doing. Only informal situations are appropriate for these metal buckles.

Auto Buckles

Lavemi Men's Real Leather Ratchet Dress Belt with Automatic Buckle,Elegant Gift Box(25-0711 Black Buckle)

This men’s belt is designed to provide a rapid and effective release. Auto-lock buckles are classified as either auto press buckles or auto-lock buckles.

Auto Lock Buckle

The underside of the leather strap has a slew of teeth stitched into it. The buckle’s tab is meant to latch onto the teeth. It generally functions in the same manner as a zip tie.

The technique for releasing information is also rather unusual. The belt strap has a release mechanism with a button connected to it. The belt strap detaches from its closed state when the button is pushed. The belt is often used in formal events and is intended to fit properly every time.

Auto Press Buckle

The auto press buckle is the second kind of automated buckle available. It automatically locks, yet there are no teeth sewed into it. The lock mechanism is incorporated within the buckle itself. You may use it to modify the belt’s fit size to your liking. Simply pushing on the buckle will free the belt. It’s normally reserved for formal events and provides a splash of color to the ensemble.

Pin Buckle

 

A pin and loop are attached to the rear of this buckle. The belt may be secured around your waist by sliding it through the hoop. The pin snaps the belt into place by hooking into the slots on the belt strap. Because of their modest appearance, these buckles are quite popular for formal occasions.

Self-Defense Buckles

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This buckle isn’t simply for holding your trousers up. The self-defense buckle is designed to securely retain a concealed knife. It may be a very effective type of defense in an emergency circumstance. It serves as a secure means of transporting your blades. These buckle kinds will come in helpful if you intend on going camping, hiking, survival retreats, or hunting.

Automatic Locking Splice Buckle

Through a unique interlocking mechanism, the buckle for the automatic locking splice attaches the belt strap. The buckle joins the belt and the buckle with a system of recessions and projections. Buckles like this are often designated for formal occasions like weddings, but they may also be worn casually.

Military Utility Buckle

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There are lots of belt loops on the Military utility buckle for hanging your vital survival supplies. The buckle is designed to fit firmly across the waist, so you can go hiking, camping, or hunting without fear of losing it. An auto-lock buckle’s mechanism is used here. It is sometimes used on informal occasions as a fashion item.

Military Buckle

Columbia Men's Military Web Belt-Adjustable One Size Cotton Strap and Metal Plaque Buckle

The strap of a military belt does not have any holes. The interior of the belt features plastic strips that are stitched on. The release buttons on the sides of the belt are often used to open the buckles on the opposite side. You may also customize the length of the belt to your liking. These non-formal belts aren’t often seen at formal events.

Automatic Latch Buckle

Marino Men's Comfort Click Ratchet Belt Casual Leather Belt for Men - Automatic Linxx Buckle, 1.5 Wide with Elegant Gift Box - Circular Linxx - Deep Charcoal - Adjustable from 38" to 54" Waist

On one end of the belt, there is a protuberance where the automated latch buckle is attached. This is put into the belt’s opposite end and automatically locks in place. Because you don’t have to bother about looping these buckles, they’re quite easy to use. They are really functional belts that may be used with a variety of different outfits.

Clip-On Buckles

Clip-on buckles go with almost every outfit. Simply slip them through the belt’s tail end. The belt is then secured in position by closing the buckle.

Clip Latch Buckle

 

These belts are seldom used with clothing, but if you locate one that fits well, you may wear it. They are fastened in the same manner as airline seat belts. Instead of using leather, they use cloth. On one end of the belt is a protuberance. To shut the buckle, this is placed into the opposite end. This wraps the belt around your waist and keeps it in place.

Rigger’s Belt

WOLF TACTICAL Heavy Duty Riggers Belt - Stiffened 2-Ply 1.75” Nylon EDC Gun Belt

A non-buckle end of the belt is threaded through the buckle on the other end. It’s then reintroduced and inserted into the buckle through a second top slider. You may adjust the belt to your ideal fit by pulling it tighter or looser. Due to the fact that they are primarily composed of cloth, these belts are most often worn with casual attire.

Designer Military Buckles

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There are numerous distinct types of military buckles. The metal tip of the buckle is embossed with a variety of motifs. You may also purchase your own custom-made buckle, which is ideal for making a bold statement. You may instill your particular sense of style and fashion in this manner.

Dress Belts

Lavemi Men's Real Leather Ratchet Dress Belt with Automatic Buckle,Elegant Gift Box(55-0027)

It might be difficult to choose the appropriate dress belt, but a lovely sleek leather belt is a safe bet. Many designer businesses create bespoke belt buckles for these belts, which may be a terrific way to stand out. These belts are stylish and suitable for formal occasions.

Frame-Style Belt Buckle

Belt buckles of the frame style are used to draw attention to the belt. From the outside, the buckle defines the belt. You must fasten the belt by inserting a prong into one of the notches. There are several styles available, including full metal belts.

Because they are one of the earliest styles, frame-style buckles are among the most classic. D-shaped frames or simple loops are common in older forms. In the eighth century, the center post and double-loop buckles were prevalent. Shoe buckles with similar buckles are also available in extremely tiny sizes.

Webbing Buckle

A loop is included in the webbing buckle. A non-buckle end of the belt may be threaded through the other end’s buckle. The belt is then purchased and tightened. They’re also quite simple to utilize since they’re straightforward to put together. Because of its distinctive appearance, the web belt buckle may be used every day with casual attire. The belts are available in a variety of patterns, materials, and styles, making them easy to match with any outfit.

Plate Buckles

Ariat Men's Basic Stitch Edge Diamond Plate Buckle Belt, brown, 46

Plate-style buckles stand out because of the variety of styles and features available. They look great with leather belts and are ideal for making a statement. The buckles are flat and comb over the belt strap. You may tighten the belt to your desired size by securing them.

In the mid-nineteenth century, these buckles were prevalent on western military belts. Two hooks were affixed to one end of the belt and one to the other on these western-style belts with three-hook clasps. Before they became hinged frames with a single prong hook clasp, many officers wore such belts.

Snap Buckles

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Snap belts are quick and simple to use. They’re compatible with most types of straps and webbing, and they’re meant to be removed with only one hand. They offer a smooth release mechanism that is ideal for those who dislike fragile buckles. Many of these buckles are made of plastic, making them very durable. They go well with a variety of outfits.

Screw Closure Buckles

A belt buckle with a screw bar closure is known as a screw closure. The purpose of this buckle style is to screw and unscrew quickly and efficiently. Such belts provide enough support to keep your pants in place throughout the day. This style of belt is also very popular and widely used around the globe. Genuine leather belts are available, but many companies have begun to produce cruelty-free belts with screw closure buckles. These belts can be worn both casually and formally.

Box Out Buckles

Box-out buckles are the most common buckles seen on today’s belts. They’re often fashioned of leather since it’s long-lasting, but many firms now offer cruelty-free versions made of synthetic materials. The buckles on these belts are more for show than purpose. Following its portrayal as a fresh and innovative style in Hollywood films, these belts were very famous. This is why they are presently the most appealing belts on the market. These belts are appropriate for both professional and informal occasions.

Box Frame Buckles

Box-frame buckles are a relatively new technology, having first gained popularity in the early twentieth century. They are available in two different styles: standard and webbed. The front, rear, and post are the three sections. The captive post is perpendicular to the belt and is adjustable. You may push it against the webbing’s outside box on the belt. It also reduces any unintentional modifications that might happen when belts catch on anything. Metal points on the other end of the belt may also be found on certain belts, making it easier to fasten the belt.

Each sort of belt is unique in its own manner, therefore everyone should be aware of them. They’re appropriate for a wide range of outfits and occasions, so you’ll need to know when and when to put them on. Your attire will undoubtedly stand out from the crowd if you carefully choose the belt buckle and give it some attention. This will assist you in developing your own fashion sense and style.

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