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