All cordovan belts must be constructed out of a number of pieces, because the rump on the horse cannot yield a strip of leather long enough for a man's belt. The differences among the belts are where the piecing occurs, and how it is constructed. I personally am not crazy about the Brooks Brothers cordovan belt construction; it's unusual for Brooks to put out a garment that doesn't look really "finished."
March 24, 2012
I love cordovan leather and have enjoyed cordovan shoes and belts for many years. This belt is lighter than others I have but looks very nice and, hopefully, will wear like the older belts.
January 12, 2012
Shell Cordovan 3 panel belt
I'm writing this primarily in response to the previous poster. ALL men's shell cordovan belts come in three panels, sewn together. Seeing that shell comes from the subcutaneous rump of horses, rump size makes it impossible to create a single-panel belt.
I purchased this belt several months ago and have been happy with its appearance and performance.
January 7, 2012
Not as burgundy as I would like but a great belt
I bought this belt to go with the BB cordovan boots. The boots are more burgundy than the belt which is closer to chesnut. Overall, it is a great belt with quality cordovan, leather liner, and strap.
On a side note, the belt is made out of three pieces of cordovan as most cordovan is just enought to make one pair of shoes so they had to piece together three pieces. However, this is done very well and is sewn with a half-circle.
January 6, 2012