Our handmade leather Belts are made from one solid piece of thick and hearty 9/10oz., USA tanned, English Bridle leather. Our Rustic brown color is made of the rugged water buffalo in a solid 8/9oz weight leather. They get more soft and pliable with use but still keep their shape and structure. We recommend that when selecting from the drop down menu, you size up from your typical pant size. If you receive your belt and it doesn't fit, please return it to us and as long as it hasn't been used we'll send you the correct size.