“ Brand: Pieces / Type: Belt „
Like most girls I love clothes, and I just can't seem to stop myself from placing regular orders with online super-retailer www.ASOS.com. I came across the Danish brand Pieces while browsing on this site and instantly became a big fan of their designs. I now have quite a few items by them as their style seems to really fit in with the different looks that I like to wear. I bought this Pieces Dottu belt for £9.00 last year, but it is no longer available in stock via ASOS.
This belt is available in sizes S, M, and L. I have the S size and would say this is best suited to UK size 8-10. It comes in a choice of two different colours; either "cognac", which is a rich, warm brown tone as shown in the picture, or "black", which is what I opted for. The belt is a faux leather effect and is made of 100% PU.
I really liked the simple style of this belt, with the plain colour and slim width making it easily wearable. The belt fastens with a standard buckle but this is also quite plain and has no decorative touches. It is a dull brass toned metal which works nicely against the darker colour of the faux leather. The material does have a slight patterning to it as it is meant to resemble ostrich leather. It is covered with small dimple marks which mimic the appearance of ostrich skin. I do love the look of ostrich leather but don't really have the budget to afford the real thing, and this is a nice imitation piece.
I have worn this belt practically every other day since I bought it 10 months ago, and love that it has proved to be such a practical and versatile accessory. It does its job well and fastens securely to keep my jeans in place so they're down sliding down over my hips every time I move. The only issue I have is that the holes for fastening the buckle are simply punched through the faux leather and are not reinforced in any way. This has meant that over time as I have been wearing it, the holes have weakened and started to stretch. This wasn't too much of a problem until recently and now the fastening that I use most frequently has stretched so badly out of shape that the material has started to tear towards the edges of the belt and the end length is left hanging by just a few threads. It hasn't quite broken completely, but it is incredibly close to falling apart so I can no longer wear and I had had to throw it away. I've got so much use out of it that I am happy with the price I paid and think it was good value for money, but it still feels a little disappointing that it's worn down in this way.
Overall, the Pieces Dottu belt is a great buy for its simple, stylish design and the imitation ostrich leather adds a nice touch of detail. I love the look of this belt I think it looks great and is suitable for wearing with any sort of outfit. For a faux leather piece it has lasted well enough although I wish it had reinforced sections on the holes so it could have suffered less wear and tear and not needed replacing so quickly. I would still recommend it and would probably re-purchase if it was still available, but I've chosen another Pieces belt as a replacement and this time it has reinforced holes so hopefully will last me for a while longer!