Very disappointed. The belt feels like cardboard and appears to have some sort of coating on it. Seems more like bonded leather than pebbled leather. No leather quality to it other than at first glance it looks like leather. I wear size 2 or 4 pants, and I bought a small belt. On its last hole it is still a little too tight for me. Soooo disappointed and feel like there is some false advertising involved. I also feel like I will forever question the quality of Eddie Bauer items.