Completing Any Look: The Galvano Belt
While some people might overlook the belt when putting an outfit together, it really can make a character stand out. This leather belt has been handmade with LARPing in mind and is both distinctive and versatile in design. As it is handmade, each product may vary slightly.
The leather has been embossed with twin crescent shapes along the length of the belt, which end in an arrowhead shape at the tip of the belt. The metal buckle is decorated with attractive floral designs. The belt is easy to wear, as it has been pre-punched with holes.
Ready for Anything: The Medieval Leather Belt
While, yes, leather belts do look good, that wasn’t just why medieval people wore them. Nor did they wear them to hold up their trousers, the belt was usually worn around the waist over their clothes.
The use of the belt largely depended on who was wearing it. Peasants and commoners, for instance, used their belts to carry around their tools for the day. Likewise, soldiers and knights would use belts to carry their weapons, whether they were swords and axes, or quivers of arrows.
As usual, wealthier men and women were more inclined by fashion. A belt would act as a status symbol, and could be made of finely embossed leather, silk, or even fine metal.
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The technical specifications for the Galvano Belt are as follows:
- Material: Leather with metal buckle
- Colour: Black or dark red
- Length: 51.2 inches or 130 cm
- Width: 2 inches or 5.1 cm