The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Leather Belt and How to Maintain It


With the improvement of people’s living standard, various types of leather products gradually step into the daily life of common people. Leather belt is one of them.

Leather belt is made of animals’ scarfskins after treatments by chemical processes. It has a good skill of air permeability. Moreover, it can be used for a long time. The greatest advantage of the leather belt is that it is pure natural and its original materials are hard to achieve. If you touch it, you will feel smooth, soft and flexible. If you smell it, you will never smell nasty taste. More and more men and women pursue them to fit with their clothes and trousers. Although they are expensive, their handicrafts and materials are invaluable. The beautiful appearance, gentle handle and outstanding quality make people enjoy a high standard of life.

However, leather belt also has its disadvantages. For instance, you should not soak it in the water for a long time, or its life will be shortened. Moreover, most of them are very expensive, maybe only a few people can afford them. Besides, because leather products are made of animals’ scarfskins, many people feel it’s too bloody.

Of course, if you own one leather belt, then maintaining is important. You must remember three rules. First of all, it needs to be used by turns to avoid it to be overused. Because of flexibility, high temperature and sweat will make it become loose. As the result, wearing the same belt every day will accelerate its aging. Secondly, you need to clean leather belts frequently. For example, you can use a wet towel to wipe the inside of belts, then you can use face-cloth to wrap it and tweak it forcibly to absorb moisture and finally put it in an open place to dry it naturally. Lastly, laying oil on leather belts is necessary, but it need not too much. You can lay on some oil with the same color. Except it, some food is useful to maintain leather belts. All to all, paying attention to cleaning, protecting and many aspects is of consequence of maintaining them and you need to take care of it seriously.