Monday, 20 March 2017

A clasp from the past.


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When I was a wee schoolboy, almost every boy I knew held-up his trousers with a belt such as the one above.

I never thought anything about them at the time, but looking back I now see them as rather exotic.

That simple Snake clasp is perfect; I wonder if it wasn't based on some Roman design? It looks as if it should be.

I can see them making a come-back. Surely today's Hipsters will soon recognise their appeal.



16 comments:

  1. Perhaps you should get a jump on the market.

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  2. Simple indeed and very efficient.

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  3. Peter was only lamenting their absence the other day.

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    1. How strange that we should both think of them.

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  4. I certainly had one of those.

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    1. Those of us 'of a certain age' all did, I think.

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  5. Those belts take me back Cro !! Didn't the cubs or scouts have them as part of their uniform ?!! XXXX

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    1. Quite possibly (I was neither). They were the standard belt for most small boys.

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  6. Gosh. Yes. In one's school colours too. That's one for the memory box.

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    1. That's right; ours were red, white, and green, stripes.

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  7. Unfortunately I had braces that would sometimes twang the back of my head if they came loose. I think I was 14 before I was allowed to wear long trousers.

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    1. I can remember my first pair of longs... I was so proud.

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  8. Here in the US it was web belts with a metal push together clasp and THEY are becoming cool again. Vintage is hot.

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    1. So it should be, it was probably better designed!

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