Buckle Definition - Trimming Definitions for the Clothing manufacturers

Buckle Factory  Trimming Manufacturers   Thread   Embroidery Thread Yarn   Fabric   Fashion   Definition List   Fashion Industry News   Handbag Metal Components   Manufacturer   Belt Factories   Bags  Shoes   Buckle Retailers 


A buckle (from Latin buccula) is a clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap. Before the invention of the zipper, buckles were commonly used to fasten boots and other shoes.

History

Buckles were used in ancient Greece and Rome, particularly in military equipment. Buckles were first used commonly in the cheek strap of the Roman Galea, hence the word origin from the Latin bucca
cheek. Because of the simplicity and durability of the buckle, it became popular in harnesses and embroidery, especially in shoes and boots. It was commonly used as a typical clasp for clothing until the zipper was invented.

Contemporary Uses

Today, the buckle is most commonly used for belts, although it is still used in shoes and particularly boots. Tanker boots employ the use of buckles because of the disadvantages of laces.

Buckles can also be seen on backpacks, watches and other wrist jewlery, or for ornamental purposes on other various objects. Buckles are also commonly seen in modern gothic fashion.

A buckle can refer to a seat belt or safety belt, as in the term, "buckle up."

In Canadian heraldry, a buckle is the brisure of an eighth daughter.

The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckle).  1/18/06

See also Trimming , sewing, tailoring , dressmaker, zippers , rhinestones , rivets , sequins , velcro, busk

If you are not only looking for belt buckles, it is possible that you wish to purchase an entire belt.  If that is the case, you are welcome to search the Amazon database for additional belt resources.  Their database provides information about belts that you can research by belt brand name, belt store name or price.  You can try the following links to search for various belts

Women's Belts

Women's Leather Belts

Women's Braided Belts

Women's Basketweave Belts

Women's Sash Belts

Women's Cowgirl Belts

Women's Chain Belts

Women's Silver Belts

Women's Gold Belts

Women's Embroidered Belts

Women's Sequence Belts

Women's Fur Belts

Women's Crocodile Belts

Women's Money Belts

If you are not searching for belts to keep your pants up, maybe you were searching for Garter Belts

If you can not find enough belt buckle stores in our belt store section to satisfy your desire to purchase a belt buckles, you can find a large variety of buckles on the Amazon web site.  Men can search their site for Men's Belt Buckles and women can search for Women's Belt Buckles.
Clothing & Fashion Industry Definitions
Fabric & Textile Industry Definitions
Fashion Definitions
Dye & Dyeing Industry Terms
Embroidery Industry Terms
Textile Fiber Definitions
Sewing Terms & Definitions
Yarns & Yarn Industry Definitions
Hat Definitions
Footwear & Shoe Industry Definitions
Shipping Industry Freight Definitions
Miscellaneous Apparel Industry Terms
Fashion Industry Jobs


Apparel Search   Add Your Company   Contact Us   About Us   Advertise   News Letter   Legal   Help
Copyright © 1999-2019 Apparel Search Company.  All Rights Reserved.