I have always liked and worn military type belts with the brass buckle. My dad was in the Navy for 21 years and that’s all he wore. I guess it rubbed off on me. The only thing I don’t like about these belts is that you can only get cheap buckles. They don’t stay tight. The serrated bar that goes against the belt moves with tension and then becomes loose. I have looked for better quality buckles but it is hard.
I found an alternative that I like even better. It’s the tactical belts and especially the 5.11 TDU tactical belt. The buckle is non-metallic which means it won’t turn colors or corrode. It will not scratch either. So this buckle is impervious to the elements and is airport friendly too. The belt is super heavy duty nylon webbing and can support several hundred pounds if you need to use it in an emergency situation.
The polymer/Nylon buckle is easy to cinch tight and will stay tight. It will not work its way loose like other buckles. You just pull it tight and you’re set.
I bought 2 of these. One in OD and one in Black. I really like them. They are simple and strong and look good too.