Originally, belts are used to fasten trousers. But now, they have decorative functions. Markets have introduced all kinds of belts which attract more and more people. As for the materials, belts can be made of leather, canvas, flannel and so on. All of them have different performances. Leather belts are very popular among people. As every coin has two sides, they have both advantages and disadvantages.
First of all, leather belts are usually soft and superior so that our waists are comfortable. Comparing with other materials, leather belts do not break easily. On the other hand, they are usually more expensive and will wrinkle easily. After a long period, leather belts will shed the leather. In addition, there is always a strange smell of the leather which some people can not stand.
If we make a decision to buy leather belts, we should know how to maintain them well. Leather can not be washed by soaps or other chemical cleansers, or it will be destroyed. Some people want to sterilize them with alcohol, for alcohol can make goods clean. However, alcohol will volatilize and the color will fade. For stains, we should clean them slightly with water or specialized cleansers. Besides, we should not keep our leather belts in the sun for a long time, because the heat will discolor the belts so that they will lose their gloss. Finally, we should not bend the leather belt. If we don't use it, we should take it off the trousers and place it straight, so that it will not wrinkle.
Since we have known the advantages and disadvantages of leather belts, we should take advantage of the strong points and avoid the weaknesses as possible as we can. What is more, it is our responsibility to maintain them as well as others.