I've been a fan of slimmed up belts for a while now. My favorite belt is arguably a 1" brown leather belt from J. Crew that I got as a gift about a year ago. It's my belief that if you're wearing a tailored kit your belt should be tailored as well. Why break things up with a cumbersome accessory if you can easily avoid it? For my money the best slim belts being made right now are from Tory Leather. Tory Leather is a company with a rich history of providing equestrian accessories in all shapes and sizes, belts notwithstanding. All of Tory Leather's goods are made right here in the USA from some of the finest "domestic English bridle leather that is drum dyed at the tannery and hot stuffed with waxes and oils." That's quite the descriptor, so let me break it down for you - your belt will, without a doubt, start looking better the second after you start wearing it regularly. One might think that domestic leather goods that find their origin in the UK probably cost about three times what you are willing to pay for them. Well, you're wrong. All of Tory Leather's belts come in at under 30 bones. That's right, these belts cost less than some over the counter drugs. And since they won't help you make meth in your basement you don't need to show ID to get them. Tory Leather is a tough company to track down, but a few equestrian suppliers have them in stock. Some of your favorite men's shops and brands already use Tory Leather for their private label belts. I won't put those guys on blast because I'm not a douchebag. Just know you can always get the real deal straight from the source. Or from the same place your niece looks at pictures of ponies.