These belts are more casual than dressy. They are meant to be worn with jeans or khakis—not slacks or dress pants. The edges are lightly burnished. For best fit, choose the pant size that comfortably fits your waist. Please do not use a belt sizing method that you have used with other belt makers. Going off your actual pant size, I aim for you to be able to use the center hole on the belt allowing you to fluctuate plus or minus 2 inches.