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Belt Cracking at flex points

post #1 of 4
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Hi All,

 

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!

Dave

 

 

post #2 of 4
That's happened to a few of my dress belts. I've since worn Brooks Brothers and haven't had any problems. I think they retail for about $125, but go on sale fairly regularly around $100.
post #3 of 4
Poor quality - labels do not imply quality in the slightest.
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Thanks for the advice. Returned.

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