Depending upon what you're going to be carrying, that may be hard. More from the adequate support standpoint. I recall having to have a tailor change all the belt loops on a suit to 1.5 inches. Maybe Beltman?
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures, there is a hole, an empty place and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. Peggy Noonan