A belt is a flexible band,
made of either
or a type of
worn around the
waist, generally serving the purpose
items that would otherwise become too loose,
A belt can also be for the purpose of style
At one end of the belt
that is fashioned onto the other end of
the belt. The other end of the belt contains
several holes, into which a
prong (which is part of the buckle)
is inserted into for the purpose of securing
the belt. Sometimes, there is a clamp system
so that no holes are needed. In Western
civilizations, males insert the belt through
pant loops in a counter-clockwise manner
(as if looking upon from above) and females
tend to insert the belt through the pant
loops in a clockwise direction.
A variant of the belt is the
utility belt, which includes
pockets for carrying items that the wearer
needs for prompt use and loops to hang larger
items. Police officers, soldiers, and repair
personnel are typical roles which use this
kind of belt. The most famous fictional
Batman's utility belt.
Another variant is the
sash, which is a cloth belt
designed to hold a
A sash is usually tied about the waist.
The Japanese equivalent of a sash, which
is used for holding a
together, is called an
obi. Sashes are traditionally part
of formal military attire, and some decorations,
such as the Legion d'honneur are worn with
a special sash. In South and Latin America,
the president's authority is indicated by
Decorative sashes may pass from the shoulder
to the hip rather than around the waist.
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