The three most common parts of a belt are the belt strap, tongue and buckle. The belt tongue slides through a loop after being pinned down and securely fastened.
Belts are sold in all shapes, sizes and colors. Brushed, two-tone and gunmetal are a few of the many finish styles available for buckles. Reversible buckles are also popular, making it easy for the wearer to choose which side of the buckle is visible. Braided and leather belts are classic styles that match well with jeans or slacks depending on the desired look. Sliding latches are common on belts because they make it easy to press the belt into place.