My husband is a window glazier, hard laborer. We buy 2-3 " leather" belts from department stores every year. They rip , break, and distort. So I went online to look for a proper leather belts. This one is made great. It's one piece of beautiful leather folded in half with amazing stitching. The department store belts seem to be too thin pieces of leather with a foam in between, which compromises integrity. So this Bell is doing great in holding up. It's heavy duty but a very pretty leather. It was a surprise for my husband. He really likes it. Worth the investment because then we won't be spending more money each year on new belts when we can just have one proper belt for many years.
I had purchased this belt in black as a gift for my husband. He uses it as part of a uniform and it is holding up well. Nice enough to wear with slacks and the leather has not stretched out or cracked. Great addition to a daily attire.