I got the bug after reading the same article. I hate to admit that I am a bit OCD when making purchases and it took me about a month to pick out a belt. I wanted a power belt from a company that makes them in the USA. I ended up buying the "athlete belt" from Best Belts. Their belts are handmade in NC and look pretty nice on the site. Because my basic criteria was met and the prices are reasonable, I pulled the trigger on Monday of this week (finally).
The belt arrived Wednesday (free FedEx ground shipping). The quality of the belt is outstanding and I highly recommend their product. I put it to work today and it's sturdy as hell. It's going to take a while to fully break in, but it worked great.