Today, I bought from a leather worker (that lives about a mile from me) a belt that is 1.5 inches wide and over 1/8" thick. Basic black, custom fitted to me. Man, it makes all the difference in being able to carry just about anything with ease. It's made out of a solid piece of leather, no backing, no designs, just a hunk of hyde. Best part, it cost me all of $18. I would have bought more, but like I said, he lives a mile from me so no problem getting them.