Cummerbunds are not only for formal attires such as Tuxedo worn to events such as black tie parties and weddings. I feel it is an underestimated piece of men’s accessory, which can be worn in a dressed-down ensemble, such as how I have styled it in this editorial.

What a corset is to a woman, a cummerbund is to a man. This is a big deal for women by the way, because a corset enhances the hour glass shape for any woman. For men, it gives the illusion of broad shoulders and chest with a V-shaped torso.

French Fashion house, Balmain make very interesting Cummerbunds, or over-sized belts as you may want to call it. This is where I got the inspiration to make a DIY version of my very own Cummerbund.


What you need

All you need are 2 large-width belts with a minimal and masculine design which you are most likely to find in the women’s section of any store and a hot gun or E800 glue.

I picked up the belts I have used from a French Connection outlet store, at a very inexpensive price. Unfortunately they are sold out, so I have not included links on this post.

Lay both belts on a flat surface, with their reverse side facing you. Run a generous amount of glue along its joint, and leave for about an hour to dry out nicely.  Yay, You are done!!!



How to style

Its the season of weddings and engagement parties, turning up at your next party in your very own custom made cummerbund is one sure way to get compliments for being best  dressed. Pair with a complete two-piece suit, or a mis-matched blazer and trouser like I have done in this editorial.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on this cool DIY Project.




What I am wearing

Pink Blazer: Etro

shirt: Zara

Trousers: Asos

Perfume: Hugo Boss Oud

I love a good DIY challenge, so if there are any cool DIY projects you would like me to attempt, leave a comment in the section below.


Stay Stylish!!!




  1. Debra Fubby
    May 19, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Nice one..I’ll also try a self challenge

    • howeydon
      May 20, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      oh nice what will you be trying, I would love to see a picture 🙂

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