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Beautiful grain, tough belt.
on July 9, 2013
I'm so pleased that I found this belt - I've been frustrated over the past few years with department store belts in the $50-70 range that are 'top grain' leather. That sounds good, right? Wrong. Top grain leather belts are nice to look at, but they are a sub-millimeter thick layer of nice leather glued to a synthetic pleather or bonded leather (that is - tiny shreds of leather scraps glued and pressed together) backing. The result is that inevitably, after a few months, the belt stretches out, the layers start to separate in the vicinity of the sharp bend at the buckle, and I get frustrated and throw it away.
This belt, however - is the real deal. FULL grain leather is the full thickness of the hide. It doesn't stretch excessively, it forms to your shape, it doesn't fall apart, and to top it all off, this belt has beautiful grain that looks like the back of a violin... and looks way more expensive than it was. Excellent product - fast shipping. Thank you!