The belt itself is a laminated leather assembly. Not the greatest but not the worst. I actually used a full grain leather belt and combined it with the buckle. I have it now for at least 7+ years. Yes the plating is wearing down to the brass a little but I still love this belt/buckle.
Belt is well made and looks good. It replaced a belt from another well known clothes manufacturer that did not hold up. I already had one Carhartt black belt that I wear with my work clothes so decided to get another in brown to wear with my jeans.
My favorite and only daily work belt. My 2nd of exact model and design only because I lost weight and need a smaller size. Leather does not crack when old and withered, and very much presentable to wear. Buckle looks new even after years of using. Highly recommended.
The belt was great looking, but it was too small! When I sent it back- I discovered that it was going to cost me part of my refund to return it! So, I returned it, took my loss, and bought something else instead. too bad there is no exchange for a smaller or larger size.
I bought this belt for my husband for Christmas and it totally came apart a couple days ago. I love Carhartt clothing and accessories been buying for years. I’m truly disappointed with the quality for how much the belt is.