StyleSeptember 7, 2014

White-belt replacements that work on and off the course

If you've followed any fashion coverage over the last year or so, you'll know that the white-belt trend is waning. Sure, skinny dudes can still pull it off with the right shirt-and-trouser combo, but no matter what your waistline looks like I can't think of one occasion off of the golf course where you'd wanna be seen with a white strap.

So, if you're like me and think that golf isn't such a specific sport that it requires a completely separate wardrobe from the rest of your life -- and you would like to start getting some more traction from your gear, on and off the course -- check out five of our favorite straps that will look sharp wherever you decide to wear them.

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$60

beltology.com

This Aztec design is a cool way to add some interest to your look - pop the color with a red polo or keep it on the subtler side with a pair of jeans and navy T-shirt.

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Patagonia Olive Nylon Bottle Opener Belt

$29

patagonia.com

The simple nylon strap is the perfect minimalist move that'll pair perfectly with all of your dark trousers. Oh yea, and Patagonia, the kings of functional fashion, also rigged a bottle opener on the backside of this buckle! Wear it responsibly…

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__Wolsey Black Nylon Strap With Rubberized Buckle

__$55

trendygolf.com

This black nylon strap and rubberized slide enclosure makes for a very sleek and stealthy style. If your trying to rock the monochromatic move in black, this is your strap.

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Uniqlo Burgundy Stripe Woven Belt

$20

uniqlo.com

Burgundy is one of the sharpest shades for fall - pair this with some charcoal cotton chinos and you're set for the season.

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Hugo Boss Navy Geo-Camo with Matte Hardware

$95

trendygolf.com

With one of the coolest ways to do camo yet, Boss blends in with a muted geometric design on a navy tonal strap with matte hardware - a very modern take on man's simplest accessory.

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