A good belt is surprisingly hard to find. The rules however, are simple. Firstly, the leather should be sturdy enough to withstand proper wear; secondly, the end of the strap should reach no further than an inch or two out of the buckle once fastened; and finally, your belt should consist of nothing more than a simple buckle and an understated leather strap.
Eliot Rhodes, Covent Garden's bespoke beltmaker, has got it sussed. Despite offering some unconventional options for its more...creative customers, Rhodes also offers a wide array of leathers and exotic skins in varying thicknesses and colours; and a staggering range of over 1000 buckles - which means that there are, well, loads of possible combinations.
Elliot Rhodes made us up a bespoke Esquire belt earlier this year in a soft tan leather; the super-wearable result can be seen above.