This belt appears to be patent leather, but it made well and should hold up much better than those at ******** at less cost. I've had to return belts purchased elsewhere because they simply came apart after one or two wearings, because they were "fused" with an inner and outer material that separated very quickly and also ripped. This belt is nicely stitched and looks great! I purchased it in black and would like to get it in other colors.
Although this said it was made of leather and stamped on there, it seemed like the exterior would've marked up too easily once it was buckled a few times, so I returned it. I didn't look like it would last for years and still be in good, wearable shape.