- Casual fashion belt in woven braided silhouette featuring comfort that moves with you and conforms to the waist
- Expands approximately 1" without extra tabs or attachments
- Padded leather tabs and loop
- Satin silver-finished buckle
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An elastic stretch belt that looks great with its bonded leather covering and genuine leather tabs. Superior comfort and look. The buckle has a satin nickel finish.
Braided leather in tubular construction on an elastic core for maximum comfort.
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B000J5OD7M
- Item model number: 2349500-BLACK-32
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2006
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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I had thought (and hoped) the whole thing was braided when I ordered it. That's what I like because the holes are very close together. You can adjust the fit of the belt easily to a great degree of precision. Big turkey dinner? Let it out a quarter of an inch. Going up a hill and you need things a bit tighter? Tighten it up half an inch. That's the joy of a braided belt.
But a traditional leather belt? No such luck. Holes at 1 or 2" spacing are a bit too far apart for me. On the other hand, braided belts tend to break or rip or separate.
This belt combines the worst of both worlds. You get the flimsy nature of a braided belt with none of the convenience of very fine and easy adjustment.
Now add to it the strange factor - the braided section is stretchy. Seriously. It stretches quite a bit - several inches actually. How do they do that? And more to the point - WHY do they do that? As others have pointed out, order at least 2" smaller than your normal size because of the stretch. I did that and I find even on the tightest notch the belt isn't snug enough.
All in all this is probably the dumbest design for a belt I've ever see. I'd give it 1 star except, despite all it's strangeness, it's holding up very well and appears to be very well made. Maybe it's time to give up my quest for a braided belt and just go to a good solid leather one. * sigh *
I have had problems with both of my brown belts. I rarely wear the black one, but I assume the same would happen. After about a year, the thread on the solid leather end starts to fail and come apart. One of them ended up looking like the user uploaded photo on the main page. The other belt broke loose where the stitching holds one of the stretchy cords. This second one I was able to repair with some heavy duty upholstery thread, the first belt wasn't worth the effort.
Overall it's a nice belt, but don't expect it to last more than a year of daily use.
I ordered size 44 , but this 44 is 20 cm (8") longer than my other 44 sized belts.
As I live abroad and it is too costly to replace, I will ask a shoemaker to shorten it by 20 cm.