Reviewed by Flying Dutchman from Grand Rapids, MI on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This Tardini caiman crocodile belt is a great belt. However, I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the inside leather lining. The outer look is great!! This is the second Tardini belt of this model I now own. This one is black; the previous one was brown. The brown belt had a nicer leather lining! The black belt has a darker lining that did not look or feel quite as smooth and refined. To get a 5 the item needs to be perfect. The buckle is great. It is a very stylish belt, and the price for a genuine crocodile belt was great.
Best Uses: Anywhere - Anything, Casual Wear, Office, School, Travel
Reviewed by Flying Ductchman from Grand Rapids, MI on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
First off, I would never pay the amount shown as the regular retail price. The sale price was even high, but at least it was reasonable for a croc belt!! The only reason I gave this belt four stars instead of five is because there is not much of the croc skin pattern on the belt. Yes, there is a pattern, but it is a very understated skin pattern. It is still a great belt, just not perfect, and I think five stars should be perfect!! There could have been a better description about the pattern. The belt is a bit heavier than some, but that gives it a classy feel. The waist size is close to actual waist size, but if you want a slighly looser fit (as in more of the belt showing) order the next larger size. So if you are a 36, you can either order the 36 and have a tighter feel (less belt showing, or convincing yourself you won't be gaining weight any time soon), or move up and get the 38 (and have more of the belt showing, or allowing for growth). You won't be wrong in either case. I personally don't like to have much of the excess belt showing, so I usually order closer to the actual pants waist size. Overall, this is a very nice belt and a good addition .
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Good for every occasion, Office, School, Travel
Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
Pros: Comfortable, Conservative, Durable, Solid construction, Stylish, Understated, Versatile, Well made