Lately I’ve noticed that a good number of people I talk with don’t know how to buy a proper fitting belt or one that compliments the look they are going for. The same might be said for some of our readers. So I will do my best to educate all of you on some of the basics for buying a quality belt.
For starters lets go over the material; Leather. All too often I hear people say how they bought a 5 dollar belt from such & such store, and to the average buyer that may seem like that was a bargain and they have left with a good purchase, however there is a catch. Unfortunately those belts are such a poor quality, that the buyer is usually lucky to get a month out of it. Why is that?
That my friends is because those belts are made from genuine leather. What is genuine leather and is it real leather? While genuine leather is real leather, it is actually the second lowest grade of leather. Genuine leather is made up of low quality leathers bonded together with adhesives and then textured to give it the appearance of high quality leather. Genuine leather products do not have a long life. The following pictures will show you some common examples.