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What is a Ranger Belt

 

What is a "Ranger Belt" anyways?

The design of the Ranger Belt was adopted from a cinching technique used in horse tack that allows a strap to be tightened without pinching the horse's hair in the buckle. The Texas Rangers adapted this technique into the design of a men's ranger belt in the 1840's, when they began using the new Colt Walker six-shooter, which used holsters that required wider belts. By mimicking the cinching technique from horse tack in the design of the ranger belt, the Rangers could wear a smaller belt and still holster the larger sidearm. Therefore, this style of two-layered leather in the front is named after the Texas Rangers. If you would like to purchase your own classic american made western Ranger belt, click here.  
The Ranger belt and buckle sets are now classic western americana. It is a rare photograph of a cowboy that dosn't show him wearing a ranger belt or a trophy buckle. Few American traditions in dress are so timeless, as Ranger belts and buckles are popular today.
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