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on August 21, 2010
Doesn't lose it's grip once you tighten it... seemingly no matter how much you tighten it up
THICK Belt, pretty stiff material!
Holds my pants up! :)
Goes with most anything
A bit pricey... I paid $15 for it
A tad bit wider than other belts I have had. Fits inside all my pants belt loops... real snug. Any wider and I'd need taller belt loops to allow for it
Specs: Belt is 46" Long, 1 3/8" Wide & 3/16" Thick. Black Material
I'm the type of person who doesn't want to go cheap and buy a belt 3 times over because it wears away or loses its ability to stay tight around my waste. So, this is why I went with this belt.
I've had thick, kinda stiff material belts before and loved them. I'd recomend this to anyone who likes this style of belt, looking for a good quality belt and don't want their pants to fall down! :)
After a little more than 2 years of wearing this belt 365 days, 24/7, I've had to get another one due to it wearing out. What wore out? Well, the teeth that dig into the fabric (webbing) of the belt actually started to fray and show its insides. This didn't bother me as it was on the inside of the belt, but, it starts loosing its grip when too much of its insides are revealed. The insides seemed to be many different color threads of string providing filling for the webbing to go around (the material you see on the belt itself)... whatever it was, it was enough to give me 2ish years of use out of it! (I'm rough on my belts - I wear 'em tight! I don't like my pants sagging!)
So, I got this same exact belt and there seems to be a difference or 2 about it. The name "Levi's" is now not only on the inside of the buckle (that's never seen by anyone except when you go to put it on, you could flip the buckle around to the back and see it on the far side of the buckle part that rests up against your belly/body when worn) but also on the end tab of the belt (the part that gets fed thru your pants belt loops).
Other than the branding, I've still got my old belt with me and I compared their thicknesses with one another and the new belt that I've just received from Amazon is 1/16 thinner than my old one. It also doesn't appear to be as stiff as my old one was. Now, is this a bad thing? I'd say it's a double edge sword in this case - there may have been people who complained about it being so stiff that it was difficult to thread thru the belt loops - so they made it thinner (guessing). But, on the other hand, will it last as long as the older thicker style did? Time will tell. Perhaps they're using a stronger material on the outside where the thickness on the inside doesn't matter?? All speculation - I say all that just to say "It's thinner yes, but is it a bad thing? Don't know yet"
Came with a small set of directions (Bless their little heart) that was under the belt buckle clamp. It may have been small, but it was concise. It was basically telling you how to cut the belt down to size in case the 42" size belt was too long for you, in 3 easy steps. (In case you were wondering, instructions had pictures with them and had: Step 1 - Open clamp in back of buckle, remove belt. Step 2 - Cut belt to appropriate size. Step 3 - Open clamp in back of buckle, insert belt then close clamp)
Had a number on it of 11LV0300 Style... and then the UPC code of 0 17149 53766 3
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