A chocolate brown dress belt, this soft tubular will be your most comfortable belt.Its a Leather belt with a rubber core.
I bought this belt six or seven times over the past 15 years but in two different sizes. I lost weight before my most recent purchase and overestimated my waist size. I ordered a size 34 when I really needed a size 32. Usually the belt lasts anywhere from one and half to three years of being worn almost constantly. But I have been cinching it to compensate for the extra length. Probably because of that, the hole the prong goes into is wearing out after only nine months. Despite that issue, I keep buying this belt because it is quality in terms of material, construction, and appearance. It seems to be one piece of solid cowhide leather folded over and sewn together. The buckle is solid and does not fall apart.This belt has a great feature. It has seven belt loops, the center one of which is the exact size of your waist. So order your exact waist size and the amount of extra belt left over will be perfect. But be sure to know what your waist size really is. Many clothing manufacturers use vanity sizing, so you might THINK you know your waist size, but have been misled into not knowing what your actual waist measurement is.This belt will smell bad when you first get it. But if you air it out awhile, then it will just smell like leather.Edit: After putting this in my cart, the price was jacked up more to more than twice what it was (and what it should be). Today the price came down a few dollars but is still a lot more than this used to go for. When other reviewers say this belt seems as good as more expensive ones, they are referring to this belt's usual price. Not the current one as I write this. I am downgrading my review to three stars for the price gouging.Update: I realized most of my jeans are size 33 not 32 so I reordered another size 34. Thats's the beauty of having seven belt loops. You can go one or two notches in either direction and it still looks presentable. Other reviewers recently have commented that this belt now comes stamped "Genuine Leather" instead of "Top Grain Cowhide." Yes, that is true. The same item number is stamped on the belt. The construction of the belt appears identical. The texture of the new belt feels a little stiffer than the old one, but I have been wearing the old one almost constantly for around ten months. Real leather will soften in texture over time with use. Interestingly, upon opening the plastic bag this came in, this new one barely had much smell beyond that of new leather. But now I will be watching to see if this new "Genuine Leather" belt lives up to the previous "Top Grain Cowhide" version. And the good news is: The price currently is back the orginal lower price.
I bought the black version of this belt in 2010. I'm still using it today. It's fantastic and has held up to all sorts of abuse. Fast forward 9 years or so, I was looking everywhere for a nice brown dress belt, so I thought, "Hey! Why not get the same belt in brown."Apparently a lot has happened over time. The belt is no longer stamped with "Full Grain Cowhide" on the back but rather some generic "Genuine Leather" label, which can represent a VERY wide quality range for leather products. Second, opening the package in my bedroom made it smell like a nail salon. The smell of acrylic was so strong that I had to immediately put it back in the box, tape it back up, and then figure out how to get the return process going.
This is a beautiful, very quality-looking belt -- in fact, it's the second one we've bought. The edges of the original, bought in March 2013 and worn almost daily since, began to lose color. So, in places the belt is almost white, but because the belt is so thick and my husband likes it so well, I'm going to try to have it dyed. Meanwhile, because he does wear it daily, I first needed a replacement before I could take it from him, so ordered it again. I had forgotten -- and recent reviews didn't mention -- that it smells REALLY bad on arrival (extremely strong petroleum odor), so don't plan to wear it right away! We put the new one in the garage for a full month, checking it weekly until the odor was only detectable if I held it right to my nose. As I hope I'm the only one getting that close, we deemed it ready to wear. 🙂
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