I used to have one in the hay market check and the beat check. The outside is canvas and the inside lining is leather. The belt is very sturdy and durable because of the canvas and the leather barely had any scratches on mine since its on the inside. You'll love yours. Don't worry, there will be little wear and tear, but minimal stretching of the belt holes and hairline scratches on the buckle will occur as with any belt from any brand. take the leap!