Inspired by the Jackie Chan movie The Spy Next Door, maker JLaservideo created a sword that stores like a belt. The tempered steel weapon works like a tape measure, bending around his waistline, then maintaining a semi-rigid shape when deployed. We’d be afraid of cutting ourselves pulling it out of its sheath.
When is a belt not a belt? The BeltBro answers that question by holding pants up in an unconventional way. Rather than wrapping around your entire beltline, it straps between two belt loops and cinches pants around your waist. It won’t dig into your gut as a regular belt can. Comes in three lengths for different loop spacing.
Founded by a firefighter, Ladder 34 creates rugged belts using decommissioned fire hoses. Not only do they look great and tell a story, every purchase helps support the mental health and equipment needs of volunteer firefighters. Be sure to check out their shop for other cool items made from the same distinctive material.
FosterWeld’s distressed steel belt buckle features an abstract skull with a couple of screwy lop-sided eyeballs. But there’s a reason for the crazy hex eyes. The bigger one doubles as a bottle opener. They also sell some handsome leather belts if you need one to go with.
Westwell’s modern belts incorporate interchangeable tools into their buckles. The Voyager packs flat-blade and phillips screwdrivers on the tips of its fastener bars, as well as wrenches and a bottle opener on its main section. The minimal Clicker incorporates a magnetic hex bit holder and a bottle opener.