Dean Best has a serious powerlifting belt made in the USA belt (North Carolina). I've previously owned a Sheik Belt (black fabric), a Altus tapered thin leather belt, and a 10mm Inzer Forever Lever Belt. The Inzer belt never really broke in. I hated wearing it because it benched my stomach and bruised my hips/ribs.
I ordered the soft belt (leather has been softened a little, but just as solid) It arrived in about 5 business days. Ships free. Dean put a few extra holes in the LARGE size, so that it would fit me when I diet for my next show. It's about a 12mm belt, offers great support for my next Power Lifting Meet.
Quality: 10/10 - roller, buckle, and leather all very heavy and solid
Look/feel: 10/10 - great looking black suede
Value: 10/10 - can't beat it for the service and price
Athlete Suede Powerlifting Belt
There is no compromise on quality of this belt. It is made from one strip of heavy sole leather. Then your choice of color of deep drum dyed suede is added to both sides. It has four rows of high quality thread sewed on it. The buckle is made of heavy steel with a solid seamless roller buckle.
This belt has a broke in feel but still gives tremendous support for any upright lifting. Hours of detail go into building this belt. It demands time and quality materials for it to be a true custom belt by Best Belts and it gets it. The Athlete has made thousands of lifters happy during the last 30 years. Available in the standard firm version or a soft version for that broken in feel.