Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How Did Cowboys Hold Their Pants Up?

So How did Cowboys hold their Pants Up?

Well, in the Old West in the 1900's they did not have those beautiful, sparkly, larger than Texas bling filled buckles and hand tooled leather belts we see so many cowboys and cowgirls wear today-

They actually used plain old suspenders to keep "their britches"up.......

It was not until the 1920's when Hollywood wanted their cowboys to look glamorous for the screen that the leather belts and buckles took on another life.

You can see below in the picture, hand carved leather belts and buckles from the Visalia Stock Saddle Co. Catalog 1940-41.

Today, you can now have this same beautifully hand tooled hand crafted leather to use for your cowboy style western belt.

Buckaroo Leather is excited to announce that we are hand crafting American made western leather belts.

Our custom made western leather belts are hand tooled, 100% American made, tooled on premium USA tanned and cured Hermann Oak Belt Leather.

The traditional patterns, we have used, originated in the San Fransisco Bay area in the early 1900's by shops like Visalia Stock Saddle (see pic above of catalog) and Olsen Nolte.

The same quality and workmanship from the 1900's is still used in our western leather belts today. Our belts are straight 1 1/2" width.

Normally your belt length is 2 inches longer than you pant size.

To measure- start from where the fold is around the buckle to the center hole.

Please call for shorter or longer sizes. Available in Regular single ply stitched or soft chap lined and stitched.

No buckle included.

Easy chicago screws can be used for changing buckles. Since these are custom made we need 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Also we can tool a name in the center for the same price just leave you instructions in the comment box of the shopping cart.

These custom hand made hand tooled western leather belts will be a "talking point" at your next horse event or just an every day fashion statement.

Take a look at the pictures below to see the detailed hand tooling and craftsmanship- also click on the descriptions to order your favorite style.

Buckaroo Leather Just Added Plain hand crafted American made leather belts to the Website

These belts are quality hand crafted American made leather belts. They are plain leather and gun leather belts.

they do not come with a buckle.

The Styles Available are: (pic. here)

TOP one- Saddle stitched edge on Heavy Single ply 1 1/2" wide. Sample of Medium Oiled color.

2nd one down- Plain edge Heavy single ply 1 1/2" wide. Sample of Black Color.

3rd one down- Heavy single ply with Creased Border Edge 1 1/2" wide. Sample of Golden Bridle.

Bottom one- Is 1" wide Heavy single ply. Sample of dark oiled.

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