Well my original belt was made by Yamato Sakura, and I only found one internet site long ago that carried them. Now I have not seen the brand in ages. My newer version is made by Eosin Panther. Both belts are quality in my opinion.
Tokaido made mine. It's one of their 1.5" wide, plain cotton belts that has been a good one throughout the years. It's a very durable belt, and even after years of use, just some surface abrasions where the arm has repeatedly rubbed against the belt, along with a wee bit of fraying (doesn't affect functionality at all).
My only gripe about it, was that the black dye starts staining your gi, once you start sweating. That stops after a while, though.
I also had a Shureido belt, again, plain cotton. Worked very well.
I never really liked satin-covered belts, since the knot keeps slipping, especially in the early stages of using such belts.
Back in the day when Tokaido was made in Japan (I think it's outsourced now?) and still affordable, it was my brand of choice. My current everyday belt, like my gi, is KI brand, 1.5 inch cotton. I like it just fine. My embroidered belt, for more formal occasions, is a wider Shureido. I'm not into a lot of gold name or rank inscriptions, but I value this belt as it was a gift from my sensei.