Most men think of belts as a necessity to hold up their pants, but belts were worn as a fashionable accessory by men long before they wore trousers. Back in the Bronze Age, belts encircled robes, tunics, and other draped items of clothing. Japanese obis, worn with traditional kimonos, are also a kind of buckleless belt. As the use of belts evolved, they were worn increasingly by men in military settings, with the intention of emphasizing...Continue Reading
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