Vintage Belts For Your Vintage Trousers…

It’s funny to think that when I was a kid I HATED belts.  My stepmom would always try and make me wear them and I would cry dramatically that I thought they were uncomfortable because they pinched my stomach. Then she would try her hardest to reason with a stubborn 8 year old that belts weren’t just for holding our pants up, but they were fashionable.  This of course went completely over my head and I would still shout that I hated them.  What 8 year old understands fashion? All I cared about were climbing trees, gymnastics and making forts in the woods.  What did I know about fashion? I think my mom purposely put me in the most generic of clothes because she knew the next time she saw me I would be covered in dirt.  But, needless to say, my stepmom was right.  It took me a couple of years to understand it, but now, as I am writing this, I have to agree with the woman! (Don’t tell her I told you so!)

Lets face it, you can have the most uber-fabulous vintage outfit, but without the proper accessories it can fall flat. The easiest accessory to help you with the finishing touches on your ensemble is the belt.  Of course, knowing me, it can’t just be ANY old belt, but a unique, detailed oriented totally original vintage belt.  A belt that you wouldn’t be able to find in any old corporate chain store (not to say that I don’t love to pop into them every one in a while!) So, where do I head to find some amazing belts? ETSY! You had to know the answer to that one! There was such an amazing variety of belts, that I almost felt overwhelmed. But, through the hour of searching, I think I narrowed it down to some pretty amazing finds and I tried to get as much of a variety as I possibly could! Check it out!


“70s Brown Braided Leather Belt”

What the Seller Says:

Awesome 70s braided leather belt with cool rectangular silver buckle with medallion and paisley design. In excellent condition. Marked size M, but can fit smaller as there are no belt holes, you just clip the buckle through the braided leather.

Vintage 70s
Braided Belt

What the Seller Says:

Classic vintage 1960’s wide braided leather belt with a large buckle. Made of genuine leather with intricate braiding detail.
Could work for either men or women. The punch holes will allow the belt to work for waists size 34″ and under, sizes xxs-medium.
In very good vintage condition with some surface wear and a worn-in look.

70s Striped Orange
Fabric Belt

What the Seller Says:

1970s waist belt. Made from orange leather and orange, teal, navy blue, and brick red woven striped fabric, which feels like cotton.
Gold tone hardware. Backed with faux leather. No condition issues to note.


Vintage Two
Toned Belt

What the Seller Says:

Retro wide canvas belt with burgundy suede trim and smooth brass buckle. 10 metal eyelet holes for adjusting. Looks great on the hips or the waist! Excellent condition

Vintage Wide
Leather Belt

What the Seller Says:

Vintage leather belt measures about 2″ wide.
Fits/buckles from 30 1/2″ to 34 1/4″.
If you are a size x-small or maybe small it would look awesome slung on the hips over jeans, a long skirt or a dress.
Buckle is metal, belt is leather and suede leather with metal rivets accent. Good vintage conditin with some general signs of wear.

Vintage Hand
Tooled Flower

What the Seller Says:

This is a vintage hand tooled leather belt, hand tooled warm tan, darkened edging, with red flower and green leaf motif, square brass buckle. It’s so pretty. Marked 32 just under the buckle. Measures 39 1/2 inches from buckle to end.

Jean Jean

Southwestern Belt

What the Seller Says:

80s leather belt with a gold tone buckle in very good condition. Design is southwestern, Native American. No size shown on belt but most likely small. Would make a great cinch/waist belt.

Size: S
Condition: Very good; very little to no wear; no damage

80s Peacock

What the Seller Says:

awesome vintage condition
colors. brown
size. marked S/M but will also fit M/L *see measurements below

to convert inches to centimeters please multiply by 2.54
multiply bust, waist and hips x 2
waist. 14″ – 16″ comfy
thickness. 2.5″

Vintage Leather
and Twine Belt

What the Seller Says:

This great little belt is a woven combination of brown leather strips, twine, and a natural colored hemp-like material, with a brown leather buckle and brown leather 6″ strip for belt holes.

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