When thinking of essentials, a 1.5" roller buckle is top of mind. For W+P's first stab at belts, I brought in an old friend. Julian Imrie is a master bootmaker who now resides in Holland. When he told me he got his hands on some great leather in Europe I told him to bring over some hides we could strap. When he did we got together in his barn in Quogue, NY to make these officer's belts. These come in 3 colors with copper rivets and a solid brass buckle. I like the natural which is almost white at first. It takes some time, but eventually ages beautifully. We recommend sizing up two inches from your pant size.