Rated 3 out of 5 by CharlieMichael A little heavy
I really like the design of this belt and it is beautiful in person and made of good materials. However, it is pretty heavy for a belt and I haven't decided if I am going to keep it yet or not because it weighs down the waistline of my pants. With a really sturdy pair of jeans, I think it might be fine but with light weight cords I think it's going to push my waist line down rather than holding it in place.
Also, the belt stretches. Under the metal links is a thick elastic band. I don't really like or dislike that feature, but I wasn't expecting it. It could be good if you are looking for a little extra length in the belt. But, another issue is that the metal link portion of the belt is a little bulky and getting it through my belt loops was a little annoying due to the fact that the links would get caught on the loop and tugging on the belt did no good because of the elastic. The belt would just stretch rather than freeing itself. Not a huge issue, just slightly more time consuming to get on than the average belt. At least with my jeans.
I think others might like it if they don't mind the weight. It is beautiful and well made.
January 4, 2013