I like the ariat belts as well, but they're closer to 1 1/4" which is too small for the TS breeches. The waistband on the TS are 2", so I tend to try and stick to things that are at least 1 1/2" or 2". My biggest pet peeve is a thin belt in a wide waistband.
We are selling TONS of the new Pikeur Belts on the "A" Circuit so far this season! They are stylish, practical, AND under $100. We just arrived at Gulfport, MS, and will be spending 6 weeks here for the Gulf Coast Winter Classics..I would be happy to send you pictures of the new black belts that we just got in stock Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
I love the Pikeur belt I got a couple of years ago (black, with small silver snaffle bits around it), and it has held up beautifully.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson
OMG THe Ridge - am i the last person on the planet to know about C Wonder? - I'm in love. I looked for a store and thought i was going to be disappointed because they don't have a lot- and they actually have one in The King of Prussia where I go for an equestrian trade show in January - you just made my day and gave me design inspiration - i'm going to check them out for sure.