GT... Please do not jump ship to a competitor if possible, especially if you end up with a fake strap like many offer out there. The 3 stripes guys and swooshers have very basic synthetic straps.... very shaky.
One thing to consider, if you are looking to really "strap it up," is to look at some high end leather makers like Bettinardi. They have several color choices and some buckles that are pricey ($175 each), but full stainless steel and 100% leather. I have a couple of his belts.
Don and TNT have some leathers that are awesome, and I recall some gator prints and maybe a couple other exotics in many colors. Those could be choices as well.