Buffalo Belt – Real Leather – Real Sizes – Real Aussie Made
Men’s 35mm Buffalo Leather with Classic Pin Buckle Finished in Modern Matte Grey Colour
– Made in Australia
– Part of the Australian Made Campaign
– All Products Carry the Australian Made Campaign Logo
– Genuine Buffalo Leather – not split leather – this one will last
– 35mm Width
– Classic Pin Buckle
Sizes: 30″ – 52″
We know there are cheaper belts out there but a good leather belt becomes a Mate for many years – it tells a story – it reminds you when you are “growing” a little and when you’ve lost a couple of kilos – goes with you everywhere- goes with everything you wear – more than fashion and something to hold your strides up
Very similar-looking belts sometimes vary widely in cost.
Flex the belt to make sure it hasn’t turned brittle or started to crack. Another good test of leather is to score the back very lightly with your fingernail — if a faint line appears, the leather is still soft and fresh. Old, hard leather will resist your nail.
Construction is the other major factor affecting the price of a belt. Look for small, tight stitching with no loose ends wherever the leather has been sewn.
Buckles attached with a snap on the back of the belt can be changed out, while a buckle stitched in place is the only one you can wear with the belt – some men may find the flexibility of a snapped belt worth paying more for, especially in good leather.
Men’s belts can even be custom-cut at some leather goods stores.
A Brief History Of Men’s Belts
For centuries, noblemen looked down on belts as a peasant fashion. REAL gentlemen only used suspenders, the alternative being seen as a so-called “Gothic” invention.
This all changed with World War I. When US troops deployed against the Central Powers, they wore a yarn belt over their uniforms. When they returned, they brought the belt with them. These veterans became the first “belt-conscious” gentlemen.
During the jazz age of the 1920s, the men’s belt exploded. Younger men started to ditch vests and suspenders in favor of belts – no doubt because it was easier to dance. By the end of the 20s, the belts outnumbered suspenders by a four-to-one ratio.
By the 1930s, belts started to reign supreme. Manufacturers started making baggier trousers with integrated belt loops.
The man who solidified the belt into popular menswear was none other than The Prince of Wales, Edward VIII. He was the first man to match his belt to his shoes, formally bringing the belt into the fold of gentlemanly clothing.