I bought this exact belt 10, maybe 12 years ago. It was a very solid, quality belt. I'm a big guy and a carpenter and this belt lasted the test of time. Leather being what it is, over time the belt stretched out a little. This combined with the fact that I lost a couple of pounds meant that I needed a new belt. Without hesitation I went straight to the Carhartt website, ordered a new one and in less than a week it was at my front door. As soon as I took it out of the bag I could tell that it was not made with the same quality of materials that the original was made with. You can just touch the leather and buckle and tell that it's just not as good. I've only worn it a few times now and the front of the belt is starting to wrinkle a little bit. Don't get me wrong, for the price it's a pretty good belt, but I would gladly pay a few extra dollars for gear that's made with the better materials.
This is the best belt I have ever owned. The fit is perfect and it seems like it will wear like iron. No marks on the belt where it latches like most cheaper belts. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a nice looking belt that will last for ages.
I ve been wearing the same carhartt belt for 15 yrs and still are wearing it. I bought a spare a few years ago thinking this belt was going to wear out. I still believe carhartt makes there products to last specially the USA brands. The day carhartt makes cheap products is when I go naked cuz I wont wear any other clothing.....ever!!!!
I bought the carhartt jeans belt in black and brown for my husband. His old one finally wore out after years of wearing the same belt, 7 days a week for several years. I would highly recommend this belt for casual and dress wear. You will be glad you did.