For years I've had trouble finding a solid belt. Meaning one that wouldn't chip and lose it's "coating" early and often. We all know the kind: they have the layer of almost colored paint or vinyl over top of the leather. Over time with bending and general use, the outer layer would crack and peel. This product seems to be true to the core, with no signs of scars, divots or peeling. Best belt I've had in years, and I'm a business-casual wearing machine for work, so it's on my waist five days a week. True to size as well.