The popularity of the belt buckle was somewhat nonexistent until the 1920’s when the rodeos began awarding buckles to winners of the many competitions they would have there. Soon Hollywood also got its hand on the idea of the “typical cowboy” and began depicting the Hollywood Cowboy with broad rim hats, classic spurs and traditional metal belt buckles in films. From this point on, every man and boy wanted to be the masculine and rugged neerdowell they saw on the silver screen. This meant they needed to invest in their own personal belt buckle.
Since this time the belt buckle has evolved greatly. Although men and women both sport this accessory proudly, they also have been come a very popular item to collect due to their ornamental design and the sheer prowess that comes with owning them. Belt buckles come in a number of fine metals such as silver, copper, gold, brass and many more. Buckles can be embellished with rhinestones and turquoise to give them a bit more of a feminine feel.
A belt buckle can truly bring together an entire outfit. If you are a cowboy or cowgirl without a belt buckle it’s time to finally get on board. Fort Brands has a number of incredible belt buckles for men and women! We carry buckles from Montana Silversmith®, the finest name in quality belt buckles! Check out our collection today and give every outfit the extra flare it has been missing! Soon you won’t be able to leave the house without a buckle to complete your look!