Waist Management

Buckle back up. This season, brands like Prada have given us a new reason to cinch up–no matter how fitted your trousers, no matter the waistline. Here’s what you need to check from its Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

There’s a firm belief in the tailoring community that if your trousers are properly cut, then they won’t require a belt to hold them up. It’s a snobbery that saw the belt all but go extinct.

Although Alessandro Michele had a firm stab at bringing belts back from the brink when he reintroduced the retro GG styles at Gucci a few seasons ago, it’s really Miuccia Prada that’s working the hardest to bring the humble belt back into favour.

Stands to reason, then, that you too should be paying closer attention to your own personal belt wardrobe this season. An extra-long Nato belt, for instance, can look great with a pair of slim-cut cargo pants, while a chic black belt with an oversized buckle will look great with a slim black suit. Or simply layer them all up.

The first belt you should buy, however… something from Prada, naturalmente.