Rated 5 out of 5áby Pinetreebob Terrific belt!
I really like this Katahdin Iron Works belt. The brown leather is very handsome and the contrasting stitching looks great without being too fancy. It is a substantial belt and is 1-1/2" inches wide and not 1-3/8" as stated in the item description. The buckle is a heavy duty brass, looks great and it appears to be built to last. The KIW belt is perfect for blue jeans but works with chinos and similar "dressier" pants so long as the belt loops will take a 1-1/2" wide belt.
Other reviewers kept exclaiming how thick the leather was and I was expecting the belt to be this slab of leather that would require a break in period. It is nothing like that and while I have had thicker belts, the KIW belt is still a beefy belt. Even so, it really is pretty supple and like most Bean products VERY comfortable out of the box. I put it on and soon forgot I had it on.
When sizing the belt follow the advise of other reviewers and order the belt 2" bigger than your pant size. I wear size 36" jeans and the 38" KIW belt is perfect with room for expansion during Thanksgiving weekend or cinching up if you lose weight. I expect this belt to last me many years.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby mrlucas Decent belt
I ordered this as an everday belt. My every day dress in a button up shirt and kahki. It was a little to rustic looking for that style of dress. The main problem was I ordered it the same size as my pant size as they state you should. Not even close to fitting, way to small. Order at least one size up, mayby 2. Bean has the greatest customer service, returned for an exchange.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SwissBean Runs short!
Order two holes up from normal to fit, at least for me! Great quality.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby FrancisC Solid - Made in The USA
No frills, just good, thick quality- ( What LL bean has always been about)
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby red13 Men's Katahdin Iron Works Belt
Great belt. Good looking, durable, true to size and good price for genuine buffalo hide. Made in U.S.A. too!
February 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby TheOldPatroon This Belt Will Hold Up Anything
I have 3 pair of the Katahdin work pants. They are indestructible so I though I would try their belt. Solid and well made. It is 'thick' but that is what you should expect from a Katahdin product. This belt will last for a very long time. However, I comfortably wear a 34 inch waist pants and the instructions said to order the belt the same as you pants size. I can only buckle this in the first hole. There is no room to let it out a notch, say, after Thanksgiving dinner.
I strongly recommend this belt but If I order another it will be in the next size up.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Spiritwood A full size smaller than the dress chino belt
Great quality, but to determine the size you need, measure a belt that currently fits well, from where the buckle attaches to the belt to the nearest hole.
On the size 36 Iron Works belt I ordered for my husband, the hole nearest to the buckle falls at 34 inches (the comparable hole on LLB's dress chino belt falls at 36 inches). When he buckled the belt, there wasn't enough left at the end to tuck into the belt loop on his jeans.
I exchanged the first one, thinking the wrong size might have been stamped at the factory, but the new size 36 also has the first hole at the 34-inch mark. I'm returning it as well and ordering a size 38.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 5191 TOP QUALITY
Absolutely the Very Best Belt EVER
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby PLT1 Katahdin belt
I'm hard on my clothing, particularly belts....this belt exceeds my expectations
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Soundkayaker Solid comfort
If you want an a quality built belt this is an excellent choice. I have purchased other cheaper "leather" belts from retail outlets only to find that the belt is not all leather. Manmade materials wear through quickly and the belt layers deteriorate leaving an unattractive appearance. This belt is the real thing. Solid leather with attractive stitching and high quality finish makes for a durable and smart -looking accessory. I purchased the black style which looks great on both casual and dress slacks. This belt built will be with me for a lifetime.
January 8, 2014