Rated 4 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by ProfessionalDresser Simply not a good belt
I made the mistake of buying this belt online, and of course the actual belt it not quite the same. It is at best adequate that I feel I am over-generous by giving a 3-star rating.
The biggest complaint about the belt is the leather. It is a calfskin, but beyond that I'm not sure what type. It is soft like Italian leather but without the quality. If you were to fold the belt (yes I know you're not supposed to do that) it will create a permanent break in the belt, meaning the belt does not return to its natural shape. Why am I folding the belt? Simple, carelessness in taking it off pulling through the waist. Yes, that creates a break if done more than once. Yes, the belt is that soft.
What makes it worse is that the belt is not dyed properly. This is especially true for the parts where the belt breaks, but to a less extent for the other parts as well, you will see some fade/peeling off of the dye that makes it a blend of burgundy and white. While this is minor and I don't expect anyone to see it from a distance, it does suggest as to the low quality of the belt, especially considering that I've only had it for a short time and few wears (because of course, the lack of quality). I have no idea how the colour will hold with longer and more frequent wears.
From an aesthetic perspective, even if overlooking the above flaws, it is not a good looking belt. When purchased I was expecting a more rectangular and slimmer buckle. And yes, it is my fault for buying it online. However, the buckle is far more square, to the extent of being clumsy, then the picture seems to suggest.
And lastly but not the least, it is not a dress belt. I'm sorry but it simply isn't. It doesn't possess the quality nor look professional enough to be one. As of right now, i've relegated it to a casual belt worn with my slacks on weekends. Yes, I know about the ever lowering professional dressing standards nowadays, but if you want to look good and be taken seriously, you will not wear this belt as a dress belt.
To sum it up in one sentence, not good enough quality to justify the price. I would and do spend money for quality goods. This wasn't one of them.
June 15, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by philsy Good Belt for Work and Pleasure
This is a handsome belt that's fancy enough for work, but casual enough to wear on nights and weekends. Im not in love with the buckle, or how glossy it is, but everything else is great.
April 7, 2010