My wife is a stickler for leather goods and style and even she was impressed with the fit and finish as well as simple style of this belt! It's visually appropriate in both casual or dressed-up situations. The leather and buckle look very high-quality. In person, it's exactly what i was hoping it would be. I followed the instructions for sizing and landed in the middle hole of the 5 punched... which is perfect. It's very rigid, you will struggle getting it through your pant loops the first couple times... It's breaking in very nicely! I've been more comfortable during my day-to-day because I don't have to constantly adjust everything as I did with my last, barely rigid "gun belt". Even hitting the restroom is even less of a hassle as the rigidity helps keep everything secure while unbuckled. Very happy with this purchase! Buy it right the first time from Vedder and forget the Amazon "bargains", this is something you are going to interface with every day.