I opted to have the belt minimize albeit losing a pleasant chunk of Italian leather verses getting holes punched. Since I wear mostly dresses and skirts to work, I opted to cut this belt to be worn on my high and natural waist. I didn’t want an excessive amount of excess strap at the tip despite the fact that there are belt loops in both colours (black and brown) to hold it in place.
I bought it in a size small and had it cut 4(originally 32 to fit my waist. It measures 28from end to finish (excluding the buckle). As a reference, I have a couple of 23-23.5waist (depending if I have a very good meal). If you’re a bit bigger than me, you could possibly in all probability get away w/out chopping the belt (dimension 32 and punching an extra hole Salvatore or two. The one draw back to slicing it to fit your high/natural waist is that you won’t be capable to wear it with jeans/pants. I don’t wear jeans/pants enough so it didn’t actually matter to me.
When worn on the first hole (furthest away from finish of belt), it measures 22 1/4 I usually put on this on my high waist with sheath dresses. When worn on my pure waist (center hole – third gap), it measures 23 1/2
The width of the belt is approximately 1 I believe this is the perfect size belt for carrying with skirts and dresses. It consists of two belt loops for every color of the belt. Make sure not to lose one when switching from black to brown.
The double Gancini buckle is a lighter gold coloration compared to my H&M cheapie belt. I feel it’s a nicer, subtle shade of gold and not as bright as most gold toned buckles.
I’m unsure what sort of leather it is. The leather-based is very delicate and seems far more delicate than their different belts (made out of saffiano leather-based). This issues me a bit especially in the areas the place the holes are punched. You must be very careful when taking the belt on and off so that you don’t damage the leather.
The shade of the leather-based on both sides was precisely what I used to be on the lookout for. The cognac brown is very rich and similar to the H&M belt. Total, I’d undoubtedly recommend this belt. It’s expensive but you get two belts in one and the colors/design are basic. It’s much cheaper than finding a used Hermes belt and about 1/three the value of a brand new Hermes belt. I choose the discreet logo and simplicity of this belt plus the standard is wonderful. I can see myself wearing and keeping this for years to return. Hope you found this review helpful.
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