IMO, a jean belt should be fairly simple and fairly wide - at least 1.5"
checked with discostu, the belt I was looking at in my first post is exactly 1.5" wide. For the price, it's at the top of the list right now.
Baltazar belts can be had for $196
Â although I'm sort of starting to like them, at least the pyramid studded one, I can't justify that price. Still going to look into the "engineered garment" one as the price is within my range. Another question...normally you'd match shoes to the belt (ie. black shoes black belt) but what if you're wearing sneakers, colors vary, sand/grey/blue etc. do you need a matching belt or will black suffice?