Rated 3 out of 5 by vzbob Belt much too long
I returned my belt because it was much too long. I have several LL Bean belts in size 36 and I ordered this one in 34 because of recent weight loss. The size of this belt is actually a little longer than my 36" belts. I measured my other belts and it appears the sizes are measured to the shortest hole. I had always thought it was from the middle hole. Given this information I could probably get by with a size 32". Other than size I found the product to be of good quality and have already order another one.
July 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AZSteve Longer than you might expect
Wider than the older belts, comfortable, runs 2" longer than needed
July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A34li The quality seems excellent.
The quality seems excellent. My only problem with with woven belts is that they tend to stretch when you wear them for several hours. But I am totally satisfied with this one.
June 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by DonaldTrunk Rough Leather
I have been purchasing belts from LL Bean for years. LL Bean keeps changing manufacturers and sometimes the belts are smooth leather, comfortable and well made like the last one I purchased. Sometimes they are like the belt that I just purchased... sturdy leather but with rough edges and not as well-made (similar to one that you might purchase at a large discount retailer for much less money). The length of the belt was about right this time. The end of the belt curls up and becomes difficult to thread through pants loops. You can't count on consistent, reliable, "same as the last one" quality with this belt. You may get a good one and you may not. The good ones are five star all the way... the bad ones are 1-2 stars, so 3 stars is an average. I generally love LL Bean merchandise so I am far from a disgruntled customer. Steer clear of this belt until LL Bean can guarantee consistent quality.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minner Leather Braided Belt
This belt is exactly what my husband was looking for. The leather is beautiful and the size ordered was the same as his waist size.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saltydog65 Excellent belt!
Best choice for a casual or dressy belt!
Can't beat it for the price!
June 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by jrgs Essential Braided Belt
Pretty good belt. The leather seems to be of a good quality.but the price on the belt was a bit high versus the weight of the belt. The belt is rather thin and flimsy with a dull finish on the leather. If you're looking for a very casual belt, this is it.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevieG Just what I expected
Great quality. Looks and wears great. I expect many years of use from this belt.
June 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewLLBeanShopperxyz Avoid
I have used this type of belt for decades. When my last one wore out I decided to try Bean.
It cost me $7 in return shipping fees to learn that this is a very thin, low quality product. I might have kept the belt if it had cost me $15, but not $50. Inferior.
This was not a happy shopping experience.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by buttondowndresser almost perfect
I love this belt. Many braided belts are too stiff, this one is very flexible and easy to put on and take off. It's genuine leather (evidently from the U.K.), and don't laugh but I love the smell, it's like walking into a leather goods shop. And despite its flexibility, it seems very sturdy and well made. In short, after my old one wore out after years of use, this is the perfect replacement -- well, almost perfect. If I had to pick a nit, it's supposedly a size 36, but actually a bit longer than 36, maybe a 37. However, it's otherwise so nice that I don't mind.
May 28, 2016