Rated 5 out of 5 by johnwayne Essential Braided Leather Belt
This is my every day belt and the quality here is the best. Very well made and just the right height, Wear to work in the office and out at night. Buckle will look good for years and don't see this item wearing out any time soon. The size of my waist was the perfect fit for the same size as belt.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarFighter Super Fit / Always New
Accommodates waists allowing minor adjustments in size without leaving those visible telltale stress marks on the belt made by the buckle. With no buckle marks coupled with the belt's thick leather, the belt always looks new. Would recommend an optional narrower version for dress pants. I'm a 50-year LL Bean customer and my father before me. Always satisfied.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jvm3 Product has changed
I started buying LL Bean's braided leather belts years ago - they were sturdy (each would last me a few years before the leather started to give out), soft, and comfortable.
Last time I went to order a new one, I found that they had two "tiers" of belts - one of notably lower quality (and a lower price). This time, they had only one option that I could find, and I crossed my fingers it was what I'd hoped for.
Unfortunately, this belt, while not bad, is inferior to its predecessors. It no longer has the pre-made holes along its length, forcing the wearer to buckle it through the braid - eventually leading to extreme wear and tear. It is also not nearly as soft and nice-feeling of leather - it's a step up from the previous lower tier belt (which felt like plastic), but definitely a step down from the older version.
I probably would not buy again.
February 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KenOn10 some sizing issues.
My size is 35, so first I bought a 36 and didn't really notice how long it was (extending to the 2nd belt loop). until being leather, the belt eventually loosened up, leaving me with 6 inches of belt hanging from the first loop.
I returned a 32 which wouldn't even reach the 1st loop, and now have a 34 which extends 1/2 inch past the 1st loop. Maybe it will stretch?
Because of the difficulty getting the right size, I wouldn't recommend it. Otherwise, it is a nice belt
February 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by logan1997 wife
Belt of poor quality & being returned
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBsupporter Flexible Fit
Have purchased a few over time. Like being able to select any point to clasp this belt. It expands or shrinks as needed......unfortunately!
Somewhat pricey, but well-made and durable.
January 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BColumbus A bit long, quality is OK.
I wear size 28 pants, so I ordered size 30. It's a bit long, there is around 6 inches of excess. The stitching near the buckle started coming undone the first time I wore it. It also squeaks
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ocoeerichie Just what I expected
The belt was just what I wanted, a quality, solid leather belt in the right color.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuzyQgd Good quality
Arrived promptly, impressed with quality of brass buckle and leather of belt. Fit was accurate. Would recommend.
January 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by d2set5ter Decline in quality from last year
Braided belt from 2013 was of high quality,tightly braided,finished on both sides.This year's edition was loosely braided and unfinished on the inside and edges,making excess friction in feeding through the pant belt loops.Cheap appearance.LLB does not usually offer an item with such a change in quality issue.Price however was the same.
January 4, 2015