The Oz Leather belt is designed to outlast its owner. Each one is hand-made per order from one single piece of Italian Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather. Buckles are made from solid brass. The Oz Premium leather belt is hand-stitched NOT machine stitched. This has the advantage of being much stronger. Unlike machine stitching, the hand stitch can be easily reinforced or repaired when the stitch wears out over time.