Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman V

I wish I knew how most men stored their belts. I hang mine on a couple of spinning belt hooks that hang from my closet rod. Due to my unfortunate shoe fetish, my belt collection resembles a box of crayons. So each hook is holding at least 2 belts, sometimes 3. As a general rule, I’ve got dress belts on one hook, and casual belts on the other.

The problem is that I have some belts that go both ways. Sometimes, if I’m trying to dress down a suit or dress up khakis & a sweater, there are a lot of options. A medium brown belt day could result in a solid medium brown belt, one with contrast stitching, or a matte crocodile belt I’ve got. And because they are at least 2 deep on spinning hooks, it’s almost impossible to carefully weigh each option and still leave the house. 

So…I spend a significant chunk of my day fearing Sub-Optimal Belt Selection. In other words, the belt I’ve got on is fine, but there may have been a better belt in the closet.

Wingtip hopes to introduce a solution to this problem later this year, but until then, I’m exploring pharmaceutical solutions.

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.



  • I share your shoe and belt fetishes.
    I hang my casual belts from a door rack that has 16 hooks. Each hook contains three to four belts. This is a fairly easy method to find what you need.
    The hard problem is my dress belts; mostly exotics or leathers with silver findings. I keep them loosely coiled and bagged in silk or cotton bags. I have three drawers full of these. Not only is it hard to find the one I know I?m looking for, but every time I really dig through a drawer I find all sorts of things I totally forgot I had.
    Kind of like going shopping. :~)

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