So, who makes the best sharkskin belt? In a few months, I'll be looking to treat myself to one.
As far as I know, Milt Sparks, Rafter, and Beltman make sharkskin belts....I haven't heard of anyone else(*). Which one makes the best quality and most appealing belt? I'm especially interested in hearing from anyone who has seen/worn/owned more than just one of these belts. I'm assuming everyone who has owned just one will be happy with his choice, but I'm really looking for comparisons.
From the Internet, I can see and read the obvious differences: Rafter = the least $$; Rafter has 4 rows of stitching rather than 2; Beltman has a stiffener; Beltman will have the quickest turnaround time; etc. (Since I won't need this for several months, turnaround time is not that important, but I won't wait for more than 6 - 8 months, so that leaves out several places).
But actual looks, finish, durability -- anyone have A/B comparison information?
* -- ETA. I see Del Fatti and Kramer make sharkskin belts. But DF has a 2+ year waiting list and Kramer wants $280 (!) for a sharkskin belt, so both places are non-starters for me.