The preferred belt of police officers and other uniformed professions. Sam Browne belts are specifically designed to carry the heavy tactical load of a police officer. Heavy duty in both size and material, this belt can hold up your pants, and your accessories. Drum dyed English Bridle Leather is smooth and strong and measures 2.25 inches wide. The solid brass buckle has a standard chrome finish. In order to support a heavy load, this belt attaches differently than most everyday belts. You first adjust the buckle to the holes where you want it. Then you take the thick back piece and hook it over the back of the buckle. You can then poke the prong through the appropriate hole for additional support. See pictures. The large keeper is movable for appropriate fit. When choosing a size, please take your pant size and go up one. For example, if you wear a size 34 in pants, buy a size 36 belt.