Let’s face it, guys: Belts are often overlooked accessories, especially when compared to items like ties, pocket squares and cufflinks. But we’d like to encourage you pay more attention to the humble belt, as it does more than keep your pants in place. In fact, it can add a lot of character to any outfit, formal or casual, when the right one is selected.
For those who are looking for a unique belt design that will also highlight your personal style, Louis Vuitton has just launched its first-ever customisable collection, called My LV Belt, which offers every gent an opportunity to create his own belt design from a selection of 14 different leather straps and 12 brand-new, redesigned buckles.
If you do the math, that means there are 240 possible combinations to choose from, so you’ll pretty much guaranteed to find at least one that suits your personal taste. Available selections for straps range from the brand’s iconic, reversible Taurillon, to calf-leather straps in classic and playful colour combinations; there are also non-reversible, exotic styles in ostrich or crocodile leather and contemporary colours. There’s also an ombré leather strap with high-end patina leather and a brand-new width of 35mm, especially created for those who want something modern and sophisticated.
Buckles, meanwhile, are available in a lighter and thinner design ranging from the iconic LV logo in shiny gold, palladium or ruthenium to the twisted buckles, a reinterpretation of the classical LV buckle. More precious, finely inlayed buckles with refined olive wood or agata zebrata are also available. For further personalisation, you can also choose to hot-stamp your initials on the inside of the strap, leaving you with a unique accessory that you can wear for a lifetime.
Louis Vuitton, G/F, Shop 7-17, Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong, +852 8100 1182