Lately, micro-adjust belts seem to be making more and more appearances, and for the most part it’s a nice chance of pace for many men. Too often we have to deal with a belt that lands exactly between two holes and neither is comfortable. Either it’s too loose or too tight – usually because we have eaten too much. For whatever reason, an ill-fitting belt can ruin your day.
Belts that adjust without holes and instead rely on an adjustable track built into the backside of the belt’ strap can be a tricky endeavor. Even though they are really just an evolutionary step forward from friction or box frame buckles, their inherent mechanical design dictates a buckle of a certain form and bulk. Also, they have typically been less than stylish and less than comfortable to actually wear.
We have previously highlighted a more formal version of the adjustable belt, but until now have not found a good casual version worthy of OTC’s readers. Kore has come up with a great option for casual wear with its Trackline belt. The simple and low-profile 16 gauge stainless steel buckle is available in a variety of designs and you can choose between brown and black 1 3/8 inch full grain leather straps.
We are particularly partial to the Evolve buckle because of its design reference to a classic engine turned belt buckle. With clearly marked waist measurement increments on the back of the strap, it’s easy to size and quickly attach the buckle. The larger size of the buckles pair well with jeans and khakis, and with 40 size positions from which to choose, your belt will fit just right.
While we typically err on the side of classic and timeless, at only $69.00, adding this modern take (and function) on a classic style is something we wholly endorse.