I do agree with you that they do not need to be a 100% match. There are about 3 feet (just a guess, I didn't actually measure) of distance between my waist and my hip. Wow, you have managed to make me MORE excited about tomorrow... Whiskey Wednesday! Tomorrow my Whiskey LHSes arrive too!
$40 is a great buy for that belt! I think that I got mine off of eBay for around $50 new (and I thought that was a great deal).
Have a good night all!