Rated 1 out of 5 by sbboucher Incorrect Length Belt
This belt is marked size 40 but measures 48 inches long from end to end of leather. By its construction it cannot be shortened without disassembly. Why is it made the incorrect length?
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by saramaxthedogs Great quality with perfect fit
I ordered the brown braided leather belt for my husband and he was totally satisfied with the quality, fit and color. It runs true to size and you should order the same size belt as your pant waist size.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwb53 belt
fits well, so far not wearing at spot clip attaches, good color, so far so good thanks
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rrbals Great looks, comfortable.
I have been looking for a replacement for my 18 year old woven belt I bought in Italy. You were the only one that had the same belt I wanted. Nice looking and very comfortable.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeaplaneAviator One of the very best
I have owned three of these braided belts and I believe that they are, for a person like me, the best on the market. Because of the unique way they are constructed you wear them by adjusting the length of the belt that encompasses your waist (within an inch or less) to make the belt fit perfectly on you. We men suffer from 'waist size' and this belt is the perfect solution! You are not bound (literally) by 4 or 5 prepunched holes any more to have the belt fit snuggly and comfortably on you! I only wish Bean had continued the mahogany color so I could have a complete set of belts in black, brown and mahogany!
November 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by quietcomment braided leather belt
My previous braided leather belt from LLBean wore so long & so well, I am not sure how long I had it--but at least 10 years, and probably longer. The new belt is attractive, comfortable, & easy to use. However, it has started to fall apart after 1 month. Specifically, the small strap that secures the belt end that passes through the buckle has fallen off. Apparently, it was never securely attached to the belt. A small fragment of scotch tape appears to be the installation device, & it failed. I will return it tomorrow for either a replacement or a credit refund. Everything else about the belt is attractive & sturdy, but I prefer a belt that remains intact. Sorry...
November 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by gogo poor quality
very disappointed when it arrived. The weight and quality of the leather was not the same as previous ordered belt. I sent it back.
November 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JPinCT Quality has gone downhill
Previous one lasted more than a decade. This one less than a year. This is the second recent piece of kit from Bean's that I now have to consider "disposable" rather than "dependable". Yes, they'll replace it forever, but whoever reads these things up in Freeport needs to realize that based on word of mouth, it's better to sell one good one that lasts than ten lousy ones that don't.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFBayAreaCustomer Men's Essential Braided Leather Belt
This belt has everything that I am looking for: real leather, stylish, handsome, and practical. I like braided belts since they can be fastened in any gap in the braid, rather than relying on the spacing between the holes in belts that are made of a single piece.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiddleAgedSnob Great belt
I looked far and wide for a braided belt to replace my old (non-LL Bean) belt, which was falling apart. Other braided belts either had a cheesy, shiny, stamped-leather look or were so rough-hewn that they looked and felt like they would rip up the waistband of my slacks.
LL Bean's "Essential" braided belt easily surpasses any others I've seen. High-quality appearance; even the keeper has a mini-braid pattern, a fine touch I've not seen in other belts. Love this belt.
October 13, 2013