Although this type of belt is usually linked to classic East Coast Preppy style, these can be worn by any man seeking to inject some colour and pattern into his warmer weather wardrobe.
I tend to wear this type of belt beginning in the late spring with some slim dark denim and then with shorts throughout the summer.
Most shops tend to add these only to their spring/summer collection but certain Ivy-league mainstays like J.Press have these available year round which can be helpful if you are looking for one in the off season.
Featured today are a selection of D-Ring belts from Southern menswear purveyor Sid Mashburn. I do appreciate that they have sized these at a 1.375” width instead of the traditional 1.5” which may seem like a an insignificant change, but with the move to slimmer pants and shirts this is a useful albeit subtle update.