My wife gave me a Brooks Brothers engine-turned belt buckle probably 7 years ago. I recently ordered another from them so I could wear one with another color belt without switching. I assumed that since I was buying from Brooks Brothers again, the new buckle would be the same. Wrong. Instead of the very solid hinge, they've simply folded the metal on the back so it surrounds the prongs on the loop. And they've redesigned the back so it uses much less metal. Accordingly, it weighs substantially less (19 grams instead of 28 for the original--1 ounce vs. .65 ounce), and to my eye, looks much cheaper. It sounds much cheaper when you handle it; it frankly feels like a toy, not something they charge nearly $250 for. So what do you think (aside from the fact that I need to polish my belt buckle more)? Am I right to look for something that is higher quality, or should an old man accept that this is what passes for quality in the modern world? And does anyone know of a better machine-turned buckle? They never show the back on websites.