I have a weird pet peeve; I hate exposed belt loops. I don't know when it started or why but every time I see belt loops without a belt, it bugs me. That being said, I actually have belts I really like. The ones above are my favorites. I like them because of the rustic but slightly western feel to most of these belts and for some reason only pick up these belts. I think they are highly versatile and seem to go with everything. I'd highly suggest any belt like the ones above.