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27 people found this helpful
on January 17, 2013
I just got this belt, so I cannot comment on its durability yet. I wanted to give some feedback on its overall appearance and the sizing. Four stars because it's probably not going to last and the sizing runs a little bit small, but otherwise this is a nice looking belt.
First, the belt is a nice metallic silver color and it looks pretty sharp. I bought it for some new jeans I got from Dress Barn that are a royal blue, fuchsia, and teal. I also have a pair of black trousers for work that I want to wear it with. The silver complements all of these colors very well and "upgrades" the jeans to a fashion statement. It looks nice for work, too, and isn't overkill, if you know what I mean.
My waist is 39 inches, and I took a chance and ordered the L (37-41). I can wear the belt on the first hole from the end (the largest the belt will go), but there is room to punch at least another two holes in the end of the belt if desired, and this could add another inch or so to the belt's reach. So I would say that the belt runs slightly smaller than the 41" that it's recommended (by two inches). If your waist is 40 or 41 inches, order the XL just to be safe.
There is a small scuff mark on the end of the belt from the belt's keeper (the piece under which you tuck the end of the belt), but I don't think this will take away from the belt's appearance, and you have to look close to see it. Even if this belt doesn't last very long, for the $6 it cost, it's worth it even if it lasts a season or two.
I ordered my belt from NYfashion101 and they shipped very quickly. The belt came rolled up in a plastic bag and in a Tyvek (waterproof) envelope and was right in with my regular mail.