It’s easy ignore the little things—such as that little thing that holds your pants up in the first place. We’ve been relying on the same belt technology for centuries—a tongue buckle with a prong that fits through a pre-drilled belt hole. No more. Ratchet belts are becoming more and more common, and while they once were more often seen on sleek dress belts, this style of buckling up is now available on every day and sport belts, as well. If you’re thinking of taking your belt game up a notch, here are three reasons why a ratchet belt should be your next buy.