Snake charming

Cold-blooded obsession or necessary evil? They come in PVC, ribbon, fabric, and leather; are braided, appliqued, printed on, engraved, or come with holes or cut-out patterns.

For me belts are ranked after shoes, bags, and jackets, but sometimes they slither ahead of the competition.

The double stranded (or double-looped) braided belt in this picture (taken by Scott Schuman in São Paulo, Brazil) would be a good addition, and would come extra handy this summer.