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posted: May. 12, 2013 @ 12:37a
I bought a couple of C.K. belts, and I am amazed at how badly they performed. They each lasted about 2 months of occasional use. The bonded (?) leather became unbonded, cracked, making white areas of cracking on the belts. One must have been designed by a retarded Chipmunk, and was probably tested by his younger brother! Yes - my point is that C.K. makes crap, and doesn't deserve much consideration. Dockers belts (and several other brands) have worn much, much better than C.K.
posted: May. 12, 2013 @ 1:43p
"bonded leather" is leather dust and bits, held together with some sort of glue.
I Am Not Making This Up. The Free Dictionary says: Bonded Leather, or "Reconstituted Leather" is not really a true leather but a man-made material composed of 80% to 100% leather fibers (often waste scraps from leather tanneries or leather workshops). It consists of collagen fibers obtained from macerated hide pieces bonded together with latex binders constructed into a fibrous mat to create a look and feel similar or sometimes identical to that of genuine leather but at a fraction of the cost. Depending on the quality a man-made pattern is usually discernible as a "grain-like" look.
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