This is part of a series that features items bought from the U.S. using Globe’s GCASH American Express Virtual Pay and shipped to the Philippines using the freight forwarding service My Shopping Box. For more information click here.
I’ve been looking around for a dress belt recently and saw one that I liked on the Brooks Brothers website. It is made in Italy with brown calfskin leather, a nickel-plated brass buckle, stitched edges and the perfect width of 1¼”. I went to the Brooks Brothers store that opened in Manila recently and could not find the particular belt. Disappointed, I decided to purchase the belt from the Brooks Brothers website using GCASH American Express Virtual Pay. The whole process took no more than a few minutes. After two weeks the belt was delivered by My Shopping Box to my office.
The first thing I noticed was the calfskin leather that was used. The quality is very good with the leather being tight and having very fine pores. After a few wears I could tell that it will look good over time. For sizing I followed the advice on the item’s page to size up based on your trouser size. I bought a size 36 as I wear a size 34 on my trousers. True enough I am wearing it on the middle/third hole. Construction-wise it is well-made and I like that the loop doesn’t move unlike other not so well-designed belts. I like my belts to be simple yet well-made and this belt fits the bill perfectly. For anyone looking for a belt that has a good price-to-value ratio you can’t go wrong with this leather dress belt from Brooks Brothers.