StyleMay 2, 2014

Game improvement: A belt that will provide plenty of middle management

__By Alex Holmes

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No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.

Now that you've finished your spring-cleaning -- and your stack of white belts have hopefully gone the way of the bell-bottom -- you are in search of a new strap. Fear not, Patagonia's got you covered.

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__[Patagonia.com

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The venerable outdoor specialists have updated their classic climbing belt with new colors and have even turned the buckle into a bottle opener. These simple straps pair perfectly with your golf chinos but work just as well with jeans and shorts. Pick up a pop color for the summer and a darker shade for a heavier rotation.