For most men, it takes a long time to buy a real belt. The first belt, you just have. Who knows where it came from. Dad? Then, you outgrow it. You shop for a real belt, and realize they cost at least a hundred bucks. You balk. You turn to canvas, nylon, and other odd, makeshift belts.
Listen: Don't waste time with the cheap belts. Just buy a real one. Buy one like Rancourt's American-made Brown Chromexcel. Yes, it's $95. That's a lot. But think about it. Wear it every day, and you're down near a quarter per use within the first year.
Besides, you'll get way more than a year out of it. Belts are not cameras or laptops. They do not become obsolete. The right belt will last you a lifetime (or at least until you get too fat for it). As modern technology goes, belts are future-proof. Unless textile engineers devise some crazy hover pants that hold themselves up on their own, belts are here to stay.
So upgrade your britches with this fine strap of Maine leather. Or buy it for your dad next week. It just might make up for giving him that pack of paper towels on Father's Day.