Dahlman co-owner and leather artisan extraordinaire Jeppe Dencker is old school. He knows the social dress codes of yesteryear and is not afraid to apply them to a modern wardrobe. Read our Q&A with Jeppe for a few dos and don’ts on how to wear your Dahlman belt.
What colour would you go with to a pair of black jeans? A dark brown coloured belt can provide a nice contrast to a pair of black jeans and be that little detail that makes all the difference in an outfit. I personally wear a black belt with my black jeans, so of course you can do that as well, but a dark brown belt just goes so well with black. For lighter coloured pants I would definitely go for a natural coloured or light brown belt.
Is the Dahlman Belt appropriate for a formal suit? Being quite minimalistic, the Dahlman Belt works well with formal attire like a suit. So I definitely think it would be appropriate. In fact, I know that many of our costumers are matching our belts with the suits they are wearing to work. It’s a very subtle way of standing out from the crowd. A dark blue suit with a dark brown belt and dark brown shoes just works so well.
How can you use the Dahlman Belt if you’re mainly wearing dresses? We make a slimmer version of the Dahlman Belt that works really well when strapped around your waist with a dress or an oversized shirt. It creates a contrast and breaks up the straight lines of the dress or the shirt. Of course the slim Dahlman Belt also works perfectly fine as a normal belt with a pair of jeans.