When I bought a new belt some months ago, I thought the lack of stitching meant it was made from a single strip of leather. Come to find out that it’s actually two strips glued together with something sticky that came un-done at the point where the belt passes through the buckle.
So I peeled a bit more apart, smoothed a thin layer of urethane glue (aka Gorilla Glue) inside, laid waxed paper on both side just in case the foam expanded beyond my wildest imagination, and clamped it together:
The glue layer turned out just about perfect, with only a few blobs sticking out the sides:
Those blobs snapped off easily enough and the belt works fine again. We’ll see how long this one lasts…