Before the invention of belts, pants were held up by snakes worn as suspenders, wishful thinking, or omnipresent indentured servants paying off gambling debts. Enjoy the self-contained propping up of pants with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $70 toward designer belts from Tucker Blair.
Tucker Blair adds whimsy to waistlines with a collection of colorful belts highlighted by hand-stitched needlepoint designs using 100% cotton yarn on bands of full-grain leather. A selection of more than 100 needlepoint belts ($95 each) lines the web retailer's digital shelves, including golf- and fly-fishing-themed belts equally ideal for hugging casual slacks and clasping formal pantaloons. Tucker Blair also smartens up midsections with Italian woven belts, surcingle striped belts, and braided belts ($95 each), all wrought in the United States. The company frequently puts a stitchy spin on new products, branching into legal-in-kangaroo-boxing, above-the-belt territory with an assemblage of polo shirts.