The first thing I noticed is that you are a lefty as well! Awesome.
Choosing the perfect holster is one of those holy grail type deals. Its so difficult to find the perfect holster as everyone prefers different styles, materials, and companies. When I first purchased my 229 it was very difficult to find a holster that I liked among being left handed made it even harder. After doing plenty of research on holsters I started narrowing down the types of holsters i didnt want or didnt suit my needs. I find that leather tends to wear out overtime and when inserting a freshly cleaned pistol into the leather holster the residual cleaning solvents from the pistol tend to break up the leather even faster and prematurly deteriorate it from the inside out.
The holster I came to love (based on research and acually handling it) was the Blackhawk CQC serpa holster. Its got everything that I personally want in a holster. Style, comfort, positive retention, durability and the ability to adjust the cant and retention. Another great feature about it is that you can remove the paddle from the back and replace it with a normal belt loop configuration. It comes in carbon fiber or the standard black finish, made of kydex i believe.