A belt seems to be one of the more unnoticed parts of an outfit, so it doesn't seem like money well spent. Exposed contrast stitching can distinguish a belt. Suede can. Otherwise, dress belts all look the same to me...boring and black, brown, etc. What am I missing? What's the difference b/w a $20 belt and a $100+ belt? Can someone post some compare/contrasts ? I really would like to know if I am overlooking something. And I don't need to buy a $100 belt b/c it lasts longer. When I was younger, I had a $10 Syms belts last me 5-10 years, with daily use. Thanks. I'm guessing that an expensive belt would be hand-made of "fine" leather and precise stitch patterns. Personally, I agree with you. As long as the belt is leather and matches my black or burgundy shoes, I'm golden. The day that I pay $100 for a belt is the day that I'm making too much money, and I'll never think that I'm making too much money.