The Nixon "Americana" vegan belt is supposed to be a high-quality vegan belt. And it may be. But I've worn in skateboarding, and skateboarding involves a lot of falling.
On the positive side: the belt seems to be good quality compared to really cheap, i.e. department store leather-free (vegan, synthetic) belts. The belt's material does not generally flake off - just from using it - and it does not crack. I've had it for a few months and worn it a lot. Even though you can see the cardboard-y looking inside when you look at the belt's holes, the material seems to be sturdy and the holes do not wear out.
However, the belt does not hold up to falling onto it (falling on my back). I somehow had thought that Nixon is a big company, and maybe they've figured something out to use a leather-like non-leather material. But no. It's not the toughest belt, if you're a skateboarder. That the belt's upper does flake off on that little "leather" thing on the belt's buckle, shows that the quality of the material isn't as good as it should be. The idea that a belt has an "upper" seems to be the wrong approach anyway, I think. I vegan belt should be made of one solid piece of material (can be recycled or ... --- belt makers, think of something!).
Then again, most people aren't skateboarders, and maybe even most skateboarders don't skate that much that they'd fall on their backs much.
Not sure of how I'm going to fix it. With a black belt it would be a bit easier than with a brown belt. Anyway, the belt is still perfectly usable, but here's the damage: