Do Shoes and Belts Need to Match?
The more dressy the outfit, the more the necessity that shoes and belt should match. If you are are wearing a suit, your belt and shoes should match in color AND leather finish & texture
How to Buy a Men’s Belt
♠ Dress belts should have a few inches of leather to the left of the buckle once it’s fastened. Enough to tuck under your first belt loop, or the loop on the belt if it has one, is a good rule of thumb.
♠ Leather should always match leather. That rule stays with you in dress and casual wear: brown leather shoes go with a brown leather belt, and black with black. Glossy belts should be paired with highly-polished shoes; matte shoes go with matte belts. If you’re wearing casual shoes that aren’t made of leather, you have more freedom to work with. Cloth shoes can be paired with cloth belts of a different color.
Belts for Men – The 3 Secrets To Picking The Right One
♠ Two belts that you should have are:
1 A narrow leather belt (in the same colour as your leather dress shoes—to wear with your leather dress shoes.
2. A narrow canvas belt (in the same colour as your favourite sneakers)—to wear with your sneakers
♠ The Belt Material Should Match the Shoe Material
♠ So what makes belts for men dressy, and what makes them casual?
It’s actually all about the width of the belt. A wide belt (1-1/2″ or 3.9 cm) looks more casual than a narrow belt (1-1/4″ or 3.4 cm).