I am a woman, and let me tell you I just adore these belts. I bought a brown-brass belt and a black-nickle belt to match my elven-inspired wardrobe. These are among my favorite things to wear daily! The leather is real and of amazing quality. The craftsmanship shows well here. It really makes an outfit stand out and look wonderful. I loved the belts so much, and knew these will last me for many long years, that I tossed all my crappy belts I bought from retail stores. Lol! These belts are that good. I am a happy elf!