Well, it's not about $10. It's about not buying anything that I won't use, no matter how much it costs. If someone gives me a free shirt that does not fit me or is of inferior quality, it's still a waste, because I will never wear it. Same with these belts... I have very little experience with canvas belts, so I lack the knowledge needed to make this decision on my own. I think it's worth trying them. Why not?