Rated 5 out of 5 by ColoradoRetiree Pleasantly Surprised
I was a little worried after I ordered this belt when I read some of the slightly negative reviews. I was looking for a good quality black belt to replace a cheaper quality belt which simply fell apart. I was worried reading the negative reviews since one reviewer said it was too narrow. Also, I had to order one size larger because size 38 was out. I was very pleased when I saw that the width was just fine. This is a dress belt and it is SUPPOSED to be narrower. In fact, it had the same width as the belt I was replacing. As usual, LL Bean has great quality and looks great with my LL Bean wool pants which I love so much. Great quality and great price.
June 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RAnthony Too 'dainty' for me
While it seemed like a quality belt, & I was aware of the width, the buckle size caused me to return this item. It's slightly larger than a quarter & I prefer something larger.
As for sizing, ignore the recommendation of ordering your pants size & get one size larger as other reviewers have commented.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fliprob Excellent belt; well made of good materials
This is the third such of these belts that I've bought, made necessary by the recent loss of 50#. You simply cannot find a good quality belt that is not made of a pressed type leather with a thin veneer that falls apart after a short time. These chino belts are made of pure whole grain leather and I've been using 2 of them for 2-3 years and they still look new with not a sign of the sort of wear that I'm used to seeing from belts even bought from nicer dept. stores. I trust LL Bean products to be good quality and have never been disappointed.
May 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mainerguy Surprised
I bought the exact same size as I always do and this belt, much to my surprise, was at least a full size off. I am unable to even use it. I would caution people who purchase this belt.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldDufferInVA Quality Product
As always, top quality item from Bean!! Real leather, great fit and solid stitching!!
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HLSM Doesn't wear out!
This belt was purchased so that a 10 year old belt of the same style could be retired to the everyday wear category. Only problem is leather looked too worn around buckle area to wear to work.
May 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Haji men's chino belt
belt sizing is spot on. belt looks good. belt is stiffer than I expected. I expected a more soft, supple leather.
May 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by HankJ Too small per guidelines
I followed the recommended size of belt to use with a pair of pants, but the belt was too short. I need to return, but it is such a hassle..
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jetdad EXCELLENT product!
I now have two of these belts. I bought the second because I was so pleased with the first. I had grown tired of paying good money for imitation leather that de-laminates and falls apart. There is so much JUNK out there but THIS belt is TOP QUALITY. You will NOT be disappointed! In fact, EVERYTHING I have ever bought from L.L.BEAN has be worth every penny.
May 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TomNJ Doesn't last
Nice belt when it is new, but is not durable at all. I got one three years ago, and it is now scratched up, both belt and buckle, to the point where it is not wearable. And I work in an office, not a rodeo. Pretty much what you'd expect from LL Bean these days, unfortunately.
May 1, 2013