I have never invested in a high end dress belt before (over $100) but am highly considering it as my new job is making the prospect of nicer accessories a possibility. However, I am hesitant as I have always had a problem with belts wearing out within 6 months of purchase. I usually have 3-4 dress belts in rotation at anytime, 1 dark brown 1 black 1 lighter brown, etc. with the dark brown and black getting the heaviest wear. The problems I am encountering are severe wear on the most used notches and heavy scuffing from the regular buckle placement. Is the quick wearing simply a function of buying lower end belts (BR, Zara) or is there a proper way to maintain, shine or otherwise keep belts for longer. As it is really another leather good I would expect that there is something I just don't know. Really enjoy this forum. Thanks to the regulars for posting pics and your constant comments.