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On most sides of cowhide, they tend to be thicker at one end. You can see that the leather near the buckle is thinner than at the end of the belt.
Seeking advice from you experienced & knowledgeable leather guys.
Is this a defect that would fall into the "returnable" category? i purchased this belt at a reputable retailer (made by a reputable maker), it's veg tanned and dyed Latigo color. I'm sure both the retailer and maker would happily work with me, I just don't kow if it's a defect or character mark? I didn't notice the damage/imperfection (for lack of a better term) until I got it home and was applying a coat of conditioner.
I'm not concerned with the dark circle (pictured in 1st image above) but rather the imperfections along the lower edge. My gut is telling me to exchange it.