I have a fairly new belt which I picked up from the Menswear shop at Nordstrom. The belt is made in USA using Italian calfskin so I would assume it's quality. I've noticed that as I wear it, more pronounced crack-like marks (in between the brown of the leather you can see white) are beginning to appear around where I crease the belt. Is this normal, or a sign of shoddy manufacturing? Perhaps the belt just hasn't been conditioned in a while? Or am I just seeing the normal patina that happens as leather creases (I notice this to a far lesser degree on my shoes)?
Thanks for the help!