Rated 5 out of 5 by BotticelliBabe I'd like to revise my earlier review!
I bought this belt in black with the silvery buckle sometime ago (maybe a year). I gave it a not very high review because the leather outside of the stitching--the narrow welt--immediately wore/grew rough where the buckle rubs against it, as well as where my IWB holster belt loops do.
I want to take back my review. I was wrong!
I thought this early wear would mean that the leather and stitching would soon wear through or out in those spots. It has not! It looks a little rough in spots...but it is not obvious. The lining leather (which is lighter colored) is in perfect shape, the outer leather looks like new except for the slightly matte welts/edges, and the stitching is not wearing at all. I have been utterly remiss in treating/cleaning/conditioning the leather. (blush)
This belt gets put through the paces. PNW dressing up generally involves throwing on one's newer alpine boots and a nicer sweater, or equestrian boots and a skirt. So this belt serves me daily as city wear with nicer jeans/skirts, with outdoors wear for recreation, and with workwear at times (never know when visiting a friend that the urge to skid logs and make firewood will hit). My holsters range from subcompact to full sized (two pounds unloaded) with additional auxiliary magazine carry, and this weight and my hourglass figure make the holster loops rub drastically against the leather of the belt. Add a Leatherman and pouch, a flashlight and pouch, and whatever the heck else I hang on there for backcountry use...and this little belt gets a workout.
The belt is worth every penny I paid for it, and I invite LLB's moderators to remove my earlier review if they wish. Thanks for a GREAT product that contributes to my daily life in strongly positive and economical ways.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pjf77868 True
The belt is true to the description and the color is better than the picture.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RebekahR What You'd Expect
This is a great belt that feels like it will last years :)
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyBecca Great quality
I've used this belt for a couple weeks and couldn't be more pleased. I can tell its very well made and will last a long time. Its full grain leather, so I won't need to worry about the outer layer pealing. I ordered two sizes to determine which fit best, and now that I know, I'll be ordering more.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Belt
Love this belt. As with all other LL Bean products, the craftsmanship is fabulous. One caveat - don't follow the instructions on sizing. Just order your regular size. The instructions implied I needed an extra large and that is too big. Still love the belt, I will just add two more holes.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by foxymom02 Great Belt
I was looking for a good quality belt and I found it! I am not really a belt person but when I need one I like it to look nice and fit nice. This belt is perfect and is well made and looks very nice too.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Superb belt
Great quality. Only wish the lighter back side were darker since it hows a bit from the front when you look down on the belt where it fastens.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by damsonplum Beautifully made belt
This belt should last a lifetime. It's real leather, beautifully made and useful on jeans or dress slacks. I found the size instructions to be accurate. I ordered a SMALL for a 32" low waist fit on the middle hole - good with chinos and jeans. This gives me flexibility depending on where my slacks fit my waist from 34" to 30".
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyHiker101 Perfect accessories for Bean's beautiful clothing
Okay, until I started buying most of my casual and sports clothing from Bean, I used to wear jeans--everywhere. I just hadn't found a store with the beautiful quality of clothing Bean offers. So, with the gorgeous cords, chinos, pants and jeans that I own now from Bean along with lots of their matching and interchangeable tops and sweaters, I decided to take one more step and buy belts to tie everything together. These are real belts that look great but also work well, that is, they are not flimsy or "one of a kind belts" like I've bought in the past to accessorize a single outfit. I have box with over fifty of those kinds of belts--the outfits long gone.. I purchased one of Bean's beautifully crafted belts and then three more. They make anything you wear just look "finished" and very classy. The oldest of the belts looks just as new as the newest. because of the special leather they are made from. They just don't show wear and tear--because they don't. Thanks Bean!
August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dvb1 Great Belt
Love this belt! Its light, flexible and does the job. I plan on going back for a brown one too.
August 10, 2013