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Just got my belt a day ago. Not really feeling this belt.. First off, this belt buckle doesn't sit flat. This makes it look ugly/stupid on the pants from the front and is a pain because it catches things when I lean against things. Why does it not sit flat? Because the permanently attached side of the buckle has the strap around the entire end of the buckle loop which pulls it against the body (as it should). The other side has the strap go "under" and around brass pin, then back "under" the end bar. This causes this side of the belt buckle to push outward, which then catches on things (in addition to looking stupid).
In one of the pics I show the belt being pulled straight. See how even when pulled straight, one side of the buckle does not pull down flat. This is exacerbated on the waist since the waist is not a flat plain, but actually angles the straps away from one edge even worse as my pant pic shows.
After "one" day of wearing, the edges of the strap where it threads through the buckle around the brass pin is starting to fuzz quite a bit on one side (bottom edge as I wear it). This does not bode well for the longevity of the strap.
The last thing that bothers me is the brass pin/insert does not sit straight when pushed all the way to one side. This just bothers the hell out of my OCD. I understand that in normal use it's not seen or doesn't even matter. Too bad that once seen, I can't unsee it.
So here's what I do like. It appears to be very strong/tough (maybe not the strap material over time though). The magnets make it easy to line up properly and put on.
I understand this is not a dress belt and more of a tactical belt, but it shouldn't look stupid either. Not sitting flat on the front of pants looks stupid and actually detrimental as it catches on things. Simple manufacturing fix would be for the tang that attaches to two halves to be angled so the two halves together would form a really shallow "V". This would keep the ends down so one side doesn't jut outwards and catch on things. There is a reason big buckles like on a cowboy belt are curved and not flat.
I appreciate the feedback, and all the points you made. I'm sorry to hear the belt isn't working out for you. I think you might possibly be happier with one of our other belts, like the Titanium CTi, which is more of a "minimalist" belt, and sits very flat against your waist, because it is curved as you describe. If you would like to try one, please feel free to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll be happy to do an exchange or work something out. Otherwise, I hope the belt grows on you :)