Some belt buckles are simply D-rings, through which the belt is drawn and held with friction and tension. Military style buckles provide a flat surface for soldering a motif or decorative item, such as the Boy Scout emblem, or they can be left plain, highly polished, or with a satin finish. The military style buckle tends to be masculine in its appearance from a fashion standpoint, which can limit the variety of motifs used on them.
Leather belts are manufactured in a number of standard widths which requires a range of sizes for buckle application as well. Trophy buckles are a rare combination of award, jewelry and art form. Most are hand engraved and endowed with rosettes, champion banners and motifs. Rodeo motifs may include, barrel rider, bull rider, steer wrestling, steer roping, calf roping or other event symbols. Trophy buckle bases can be made of cast or stamped brass, bronze, silver, or nickel silver.
Belt buckles that fall into more mainstream fashions include a variety of styles and shapes. Bases can be solid, or filigree, stone encrusted or set with an elegant semi precious cabochon or stamped brass embellishment. Belt buckles, if they are layered, can be a perfect format for mixed metals and materials, which can give this fashion staple a long life on many different outfits.
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