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Kenneth Cole REACTION Men's U-Turn Reversible 1 1/4" Leather Belt, Black/Brown, 34
Size: 34Color: Black/brownChange
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2010
When I first received the belt, it looked to be exactly what I was looking for. Great colors (brown wasn't too dark and matched my shoes and watches perfectly), and switching between the colors on the buckle was extremely easy. However, a month or so of wearing the belt 5 days a week, the glue that holds the two pieces of leather together (each color of leather is a seperate piece, with the pieces being glued together back-to-back) started to come apart. After 2 months of wear, the belt essentially fell apart.

Also, the metal that the buckle is made of is low quality. It is a cheap metal that is dipped to create the shiny finish you see initially. The "dipped" shine began to flake off shortly after use and was basically gone in 2 months.

Overall, this belt looks great initially, but is of a rather low quality.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2010
One week after I started wearing this belt It started comming apart at the seam. The belt is stiff and just fastening it puts enough pressure to cause the leather to start separating. I recommend avoiding this belt.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2011
Only had the belt for two months. It's made of two pieces glued together in the center. The belt split apart, with the two pieces separating.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2008
I have used this belt fairly regularly for the past 2 months and it seems to be well made. The leather is soft, so I can't say how long it will last. The buckle is way too big and heavy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2007
It's fine for jeans but too wide for dress. That's why I gave it four stars. It's a solid belt!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2009
So far, this belt has held up well. It's a bit heavy if you don't like full metal buckles/loops, but it's a pretty nice reversible belt.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2010
Initially I thought this belt was pretty good. It reversed easily and the reversing mechanism is solid. But it didn't take long for signs of wear to start showing. The belt is now pretty much dented and crimped at the hole I usually use, and the two sides are separating in the middle. Sorry, but I expect a belt to last a little longer than nine months, and I expected more from the Kenneth Cole brand name.
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on October 20, 2012
I was a little concerned with these mixed reviews because I bought a Kenneth Cole belt like this a few years ago and have been very happy with it. The quality was decent then and still is today.

The brown color on my prior belt was a little darker so I was happy for the change where I could mix it up with lighter browns. The convenience of having a double-sided belt far outweighs the downsides for me so that is why I got this newer belt and ditched the older one.

SIZING
I have a 34" waist and bought a 36" belt so add at least 2". I use either the 5th or 6th holes out of 7 (with 7 giving you the most slack on the end and 1 giving you absolutely nothing left over). The length measures 41.5" not including the buckle.

UPSIDES
-- The belt is double-sided! No more carrying a second one when you are traveling or in a rush.
-- The belt looks pretty good. Other double-sided ones either aren't shiny (not useful with dress clothes) or the buckles are a ridiculous promotion for the brand (you'd have no idea who makes this one).
-- The price is decent. I would rather spend $23 and have a lot of versatility with a product than $160 on two belts ($80 each if you go to nice stores) and forget one.
-- If you are scrambling in the morning and put on the wrong color, you can simply twist the buckle and turn it around. Maybe not a very common occurrence but it's happened to me a few times in the dark.

DOWNSIDES
-- My prior belt (exactly the same as this one except the brown side was darker) eventually had one side split off a little. You could always glue it back together.
-- The belt will get a bit creased over time if you are constantly using the same holes.
-- The little screws in the buckle come loose with age. It's easy enough to tighten them with your fingers or a screwdriver you might use on your glasses.

OVERALL
Grab one! Can't beat a price just over $20 with free Prime shipping. It's not the nicest belt on the market but it is really practical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
The belt arrived in perfect conditions, reached final destination on time and everything was perfect according to description given in the website as size, color and details.
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on February 3, 2014
This belt was inexpensive yet the leather is good quality and buckle is elegant. My boyfriend wore one of these for 6 years until he finally wore it out. So, I was happy when I found the exact replacement. The belt is fully reversible with black on one side and a light chocolate brown on the other. It reverses easily and matches many outfits. It can also be repaired easily.

I would have given it five stars, but it came with the buckle mounted at a skewed angle. However, it was simple to fix with a small flathead screwdriver. Unscrew the screws that hold the belt to the buckle (don't unscrew completely), realign and push the belt in, screw the screws back down.
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