Belts have been an essential and valuable clothing/fashion accessory for centuries. By definition, Belts are “a flexible band or strap, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. A belt supports trousers or other articles of clothing. It is an item of accessory.”
Belts have been documented as male clothing since the Bronze Age. Both genders have used them off and on, depending on the current fashion. In modern times, men started wearing belts in the 1920s, as trouser waists fell to a lower line. Before the 1920s, belts served mostly a decorative purpose, and were associated with the military. Moreover, prior to that trousers did not even have belt loops. As sportswear, trousers with belt loops were already present in the 19th century. Today it is common for men to wear a belt with their trousers.
Belts are generally adjusted to the desired size (based on holes measured onto the belt). The buckle is pulled towards those holes until fitted. However, not everyone is built the same and these holes cannot be placed to fit everyone.
But now, for the first time in nearly a century the belt has received a revolutionary make-over! No more holes and no need to tie the belt. Kore Essentials – an innovative, accessory company – based in San Diego, CA came up with the brilliant idea of the ratchet belt. These belts adjust up to a 1/4″ to ensure comfort and the perfect fit. The design is an indestructible ratchet-like track sewn into the leather. Not only does this ensure an amazing fit; it also allows for a sleek, contemporary and state-of-the-art design, to fit any style.
This company set out to change the world of accessories and has definitely made an impact, check out their website below and browse through their shop full of accessories, if you want to finally realize how well a belt can fit!