'agree with mikecch, scourage, w/e, etc. unlike other fashion products where the material is just a physical/tangible part of the total package [ie, other than concept/design, craftsmanship, brand, etc.], a belt is a belt. the quality of leather is of the utmost importance__ not the brand.
Scott's Unlucky belts [... or belts by other respected forum artisans] are, ounce for ounce, the best buy. 'dare any1 to explain/justify the chasmic difference in price point from branded belts [ie, Samurai, FH, IH, etc.], with repect to overall quality of the product.