A belt is one of those pieces that can bring the entire ensemble together. It's a simple task, and if it's done right, it will confirm that the man knows his rightful place in fashion. Belts can vary from the basics to one's that allow for personal tastes to shine. Be careful though, a mismatched error can bring your entire look a notch down.
Fab blog would like to advise you: leather should always match leather. That rule stays for casual and formal. Leather shoes will get dressed with a brown leather belt, and black with black. Similarly shiny or glossy belts should be paired with highly-polished shoes; and matte finished shoes go with matte finished belts. Casual belts don't necessarily have to non-leather, it is all about how you wear it. It is true however, a non-leather belt usually gives you have more freedom to work with. Cloth shoes can be paired with cloth belts of different colors.
Belts have a few rules. The bigger your belt buckle the less formal it is. Almost all dress belts will have either a gold-colored or silver-colored finish. Fab blog recommends a gold and matte silver finish. One of the major one happens to be that logo belts and buckles bearing your initials is a NO NO! I know it may seem cool and happening, but trends go quickly and memories stay for a life time. Buy a belt that is big enough to fill the loops of your pants but not overfill them. The belt is inserted through the left-side loops first, so that when done up, the spare end is on your left, too. Another super dashing tip for men is that if you're dressing business casual, you should match the metal buckle to your watch and the leather to your shoes.
So boys and men, if you want to impress that client or get that dream job, ensure that along with the preparation, the ensemble strikes victory!