Leather belt vs synthetic belt

Leather belt vs synthetic belt

I sometimes get asked why leather belts vs synthetic belts. To which I always get a little philosophical. But bear with me. When I was younger my dad always said, “buy it cheap, buy it twice”. So, I was bought up with the philosophy of saving money to buy the best of the things that I wanted to buy. When it comes to leather belts, it is quite the same. It is tempting to buy cheaper belts – after all, it is just a strip of material meant to hold your pants in place. But as with anything in life, it is important to consider the long term value vs some cheap impulse purchase.

Hope I can convince you by the end of this article on why you should buy a high quality belt from us or any other high quality maker.

1. Durability

A high quality leather belt will last much longer than a synthetic belt, especially if it is well-cared for. Leather is a durable material that can withstand regular wear and tear, while synthetic belts are more prone to fraying and breaking. In the long run, investing in a high quality leather belt will save you money as you won’t have to replace it as frequently.

2. Patina

Have you ever seen some really old leather item and felt it looks so beautifully aged? Well, that is usually full grain vegetable tanned leather like we use in all our products. I say it many times that good quality leather wears in not wears out.

3. Support small sized businesses

Unfortunately, we have reached a reality where big organisations are only after profits even if it means making cheap and usually poor quality products. There are many amazing leather makers and artisans that make handmade leather belts with care and attention to detail, resulting in a product that is durable and built to last. Skilled artisans take the time to ensure each belt is carefully crafted, resulting in a superior product compared to mass-produced options. Now wouldn’t you want to keep the art of making high quality products alive. Well then you have to support them too!

Overall, while a cheap synthetic belt may seem like a good deal in the short term, a high quality leather belt will provide more value in the long run due to its durability, style, and versatility. So next time you’re in the market for a new belt, consider investing in a high quality leather one – your wardrobe (and wallet) will thank you.

Here are some fantastic belts that we make for your inspiration.