My old belt was falling apart as it wasn't fully leather, but a man-made composite, so I decided to make a new one.
The result looks good, it remains to be seen how well it stands up to daily use. I made the holes very specific to where I want them, so this isn't a belt I can lend to anyone...
The belt itself was a strap of black leather that matched the old one in width, so I could re-use the buckle from the old belt. The buckle was riveted onto the belt, which is different to the old belt as that was stitched.
The rivets also hold the loop for the belt, so there as four in total.
So far, it is working well.