*Neuwertig – Vintage ARDEN Concho Belt, Circa 1985: 36 Inch
Size: Unter/under 40 [US 7] [UK 6]
Styles: Belts, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art
Crocodile Patterned Calfskin
This is a remarkably well made belt and embodies the traditional Native American motifs of the “banded lief”, a style authentic to the American Southwest with classic solid cast Western buckle and further ornamented with six matching Conchos (from the Spanish concha “shell”) distributed along the length of the belt. The Conchos too are decorated with the traditional “banded lief” design and held securely in place by steel rivets.
Note: I have left the buckles unpolished to show that these are tarnishable silver and not stainless steel! A drop of polish when you receive them shall do the trick! To find leather belts of comparable quality see: http://jrltd.com/sterling_silver_belt_buckles_14kt_18kt_gold_western_alligator_belts/
While the belts shown here are nominally for gentlemen, they would make inspired gifts for ladies to wear with a variety of dress including jeans.
The given measurement are from the inside far end of the buckle to the second hole in the tongue, in other words leaving 5cm (2 inches) extra for expansion, and 2cm (3/4 inch) to tighten, if unlike me, you are ever to lose weight.
36 inches (91 cm.)
Inches 30 32 34 36 38 40
Centimeters 76 81 86 91 96 101