Men's belts come in ever color and type of leather you can imagine and every man has bought a belt that fell apart in a matter of weeks or months. I have owned many belts that fell apart too quickly, I also own a few that have lasted for decades.
The difference is the leather. If I had paid attention to what the leather actually was made from I could have saved myself frustration and money by not purchasing cheap fo-leather belts that look great when you buy them but fray and separate almost immediately.
I have found that price does matter, and spending a bit more gets you much more from a leather belt. If you really want a belt to last, it's going to cost a bit more. Many of the more exotic leathers can last a lifetime, for example an alligator leather belt will out last you, but they are fairly expensive.
You can get the same look and almost the same quality with an alligator embossed leather at half the price. When shopping for a belt, it is a good idea to check the actual type of leather and research reviews of the brand. I bought a very nice belt, looked up the brand and could not find it anywhere and it turns out that the "brand" did not exist. The belt fell apart in few months.