got my belt today. A+ on this thing. I have a feeling it will last for years and years, and the buckle is incredibly innovative. My $300 (retail) Versace belt doesn't even come close to the same quality, and that's saying a lot, because Versace belts are typically high-quality stuff. A+ on Drinkwater's service as well.
Nuk nuk, I have both the brown and the black (personally prefer the brown, but I'm a brown type of guy). Â Gotcha beat Brian. Â Anyway, *very* few designers use real English Bridle leather in their belts (only Paul Smith uses it for some of his casual belts, as far as I know,) Â Bridle leather lasts forever. Â Serious, thick, no nonsense stuff that is made for heavy use. Â I used to get them custom done, and even then, I have never seen as innovative a buckle - and the one you got is solid brass, not some cheapo metal like a lot of designers are using these days. Â Seriously all, if you are going to get a cool belt, get one from a small, innovative company that contracts very small batches from very good factories, or sources them locally (like Baltazar, for example). Â These will be A much better value than some big designer, whose markups are exorbitant, the design often mediocre, and the production of which generally takes place in a very few factories anyway.