Archive for Belt & buckle styles

Nov 24

Gone are the days when accessories remain accessories. One very creative and useful thing to add to your wardrobe essentials are bottle opener belt buckles.

Have you ever experienced going to an outdoor party or something of the sort, with cold drinks for everybody, but no one remembered to bring a bottle opener along? It is very common, and I bet most of us have experienced this a number of times already. With bottle opener belt buckles ready, you never have to worry about such party bloopers.

Style and Design

Thinking about this kind of belt buckles, it is natural to wonder how they are supposed to look like, and whether they can be any stylish at all. Well, if you have never tried this one out, you are in for a surprise. They come in various creative designs that you can choose from. And boy, are they stylish. Often, they also come with witty and funny phrases that are sure to be a big hit among your friends.  They also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Below is an example of a belt buckle that has a unique shape. There are many others that come in the shape of a guitar, a beetle, and others. If you want the big, noticeable ones so you can brag about them to your peers, you are sure to find those that fit that category. There are also bottle opener belt buckles that are less conspicuous, if you want something sort of low-key.

Functionality

There is absolutely no question about the usability of these buckles. You can use them to open bottles in several ways. Since this kind of buckles are attached to your belt, you can use them to open your own beverage bottle just as you would use a bottle opener attached to a fridge or a wall. If your party is really lacking a bottle opener, like if nobody remembered to bring one along, then you can remove the buckle from your belt so it can be passed around for everybody’s use. It’s very easy to use, and well, it encourages camaraderie and stimulates good humor from among the people in your crowd as well.

Cost

Another really good thing about bottle opener belt buckles is that they are very cheap. You can buy the ones with really good quality yet you don’t have to spend a lot. And you can buy them practically anywhere. And it is very easy to buy one online too. When you buy one online, you also have the advantage of being able to browse through more choices than you would have at your local store.

Nov 19

Belt buckles or clasps are used to fasten two ends just as on belts and straps. The use of buckles have been existing for as far way back as the Iron Age and one of the greatest finds on the evidence of its ancient subsistence is the gold “great buckle” buried at Sutton Hoo – a site of two 6th and 7th century cemeteries which is of complete significance in understanding the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia and the whole early Anglo-Saxon period, shedding a light on a period of English history that is on the margin between myth, legend and historical documentation. During these times, buckles are associated solely with men. Buckles have been primarily decorative such as the image shown in the upper left portion of the page which is a seventh-century buckle, showing a naked man with spears, horned helmet, and a belt. Belt buckles in the nineteenth century were primarily a masculine adornment because of its well-built association with the military equipment.

However, in the early years of the twentieth century, belt buckles became more all the rage. Mostly popularized by cowboy movies in the United States, it has been then often awarded to rodeo winners as prize medals or trophies and then later by other competi tions such as marathons. In the recent times, from being primarily a thing for men, buckles have moved dramatically into a thing for both men and women since it has turned into a trendy fashion accessory, giving rise to a new-fangled way known merely as the “front tuck”, wherein one tuck’s his or her shirt in an attempt to show off the belt buckle. Belt buckles made it greatly possible for people to express themselves with ease with its wide array of finicky designs. Knife belt buckles has become one of the common accessories for clothing.

As a tool, knives are quite significantly part of our daily thing. Of its various use, be it an important ware in the kitchen or a good tool for small or big repairs of anything, it became more practical for it to come in handy – though some types might be not allowed to be carried on. Having one of these great knife belt buckles can then be of a huge advantage to anyone who wants to be ready at all times – not for fighting though but on sudden event where a handy knife is a great need in an instant such as on camps and others.

Nov 19

North America, November 20, 2007: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 released their version of a new music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems, the Rock Band (the first title in the Rock Band series). The following month, Playstation 2 released its version of the game, and the following year the game was released in Europe and in Australia respectively. The mechanics of the game is to allow up to four players to imitate the performance of famous rock songs by playing the music using the game controls designed after musical instruments. The players can execute after their preferred song using the lead guitar, bass guitar, and drum controllers and the vocals can be performed through a USB microphone. The scoring of the game will be based upon the players’ ability to match the musical notes that will be displayed on the monitor/screen (for the instruments’ part) and ability to sing with the correct voice pitch for the vocals. This game can be played both online and offline providing the players a possibility of a large community with whom they can interact with.

The Rock Band became extremely popular among video gamers across North America, Europe, and Australia that it became a big hit selling 4 million units gaining global revenue of 600 million dollars shortly after its launch. And due to high public demands and the large success of the game, sequels were created to give its clique a much more exciting experience: the Rock Band 2, The Beatles: Rock Band, Lego Rock Band, Green Day Rock Band, and Rock Band 3.

Now, in connection to this worldwide craze, one of America’s leading makers of quality belt buckles, Hotbuckles.com have come up with a design for buckles that Rock Band fanatics will surely love: the Rock Band Belt Buckles. Weighing 4 ounces, the buckles bear the licensed logo of the popular video game and were made from fine imported materials. Measuring 3.5 by 2.25 inches, they were also designed to suit a 1.5 inch-wide belt. Even more interesting with these Hotbuckles.com products is that they come at a price worthy of the purchase. At only 17 dollars and 95 cents, Rock Band fans can have one of the eye-catching belt buckles and wear it wherever they go. They will indubitably stand out in every crowd with this trendy accessory.

Thinking of already getting one now? That’s superb! Just visit the Rock Band Inspired Belt Buckles and choose from the available designs. With just a few clicks, any of Hotbuckles’ stylish Rock Band buckles can be yours and will be delivered right to you 1-3 days after payment has been completed wherever in the world you are. A guaranteed stunning piece for an affordable price, that’s the Hotbuckles.com promise.

Nov 06

Since the Bronze Age, belts have been part of peoples’ clothing may it be on a usual day-to-day wear or on an out of the ordinary event. Both genders wore them not just for necessity but for aesthetic reasons as well. Belts may come in a variety of dimensions and shades, but it would always be the buckle that ultimately creates the statement. With its tons of distinctive motifs, it would suit whichever preference one wants or needs in a day. Some are simple, some filled with prints and adorned with lots of pretty stuff, while others are studded with diamond-like stones. Some of these artistic stones are called rhinestones where RHINESTONE BELT BUCKLES are named after.

These stones used to embellish RHINESTONE BELT BUCKLES were originally from rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine. But to enlarge its availability for the general population, an Alasatian jeweler Georg Friedrich Strass made an imitation by coating the lower side of glass with metal powder making it look quite like diamonds. Years later, Swarovski, a brand name for a range of cut crystal and related luxury products introduced Aurora Borealis, a thin, vacuum-sputtered metallic coating which were applied to crystal stones making a uniquely beautiful iridescent effect on the stones. The coating, which tends to reflect whatever color is worn near it, was named after the Aurora Borealis atmospheric phenomenon.

Moreover, a variety of these aesthetic stones are not just used to make belt buckles fine-looking and only one of its kind but also to make other pieces such as costumes, used by not just ordinary people attending special occasions but by celebrated stars alike as the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ Elvis Presley and most notably in liberal use by country music singers; apparel, jewelry, and other glassworks to be as delectable as well.

Whatever your preference may be as an individual, and for whatever reason you may have to wear belts on a certain day or event – a wise choice of a buckle is utterly important. Buckles do great things to a certain wear, be it a one-piece or a two-piece suit. It can make a ‘nothing’ into a ‘something’. A simple casual wear can turn into something you want it to be – exactly how you wanted to look like, just by adding a good detail. RHINESTONE BELT BUCKLES are just a few of the countless selection of buckles you can freely choose from.

From a purely simple black-colored ‘Rhinestone Fleur De Lis Belt Buckle’ to a beautifully studded ‘Gold Baseball and Bats Belt Buckle’, you have loads of these uniquely appealing RHINESTONE BELT BUCKLES to pick from. You can look up and grab for yourself at www.hotbuckles.com.

Oct 29

Being the largest web shop that sells belt buckles, Hotbuckles.com have indeed established its reputation of creating eye-catching buckle designs that will surely help you standout wherever you are. The use of buckles have been recounted in history since the reign of Romans, it was just for holding garments up to the waist but ever since the word fashion was invented and The Wham took center stage, buckles have become more than just that. They come at numerous forms, from defining simplicity to proving extravagance, any way the wearer desires them to be. Whether the society’s in recession or not, these accessories are so in to today’s fashion statements. That is why Hotbuckles.com never stopped crafting gorgeous buckles to meet every client’s needs. They have created several designs that have been indeed a great success, and due to the present days’ growing demands for style, they have come up with many new designs that will surely catch anyone’s eye.

Hotbuckles.com is also known for their well-made customized buckles that will be made according to what their customers personally prefer. May it be the name initials or some personalized graphics, this buckle master can certainly create something that is five-star.

Aside from the Big buckles and customized buckles that they have, they have also added a whole new set of items in their selection for everyone to enjoy. New items include: the dashing Swarovski belt buckles that the ladies would die for, Punk, and Bottle Opener belt buckles, and a lot more in store for everyone. Hotbuckles.com can also assure their customers that new stocks are in store daily. And to seal this perfect offer, all these fiery hot buckles are in store for a price that will make pockets happy. This is affordability at its finest.

The Hotbuckles.com online shop is also open for wholesale for those individuals who’re planning to venture into the business of selling these stunning items, and they sell other products as well such as belts which can be custom made also, a wide selection of fashion jewelry that ranges from rings, bracelets, dogtags, to blings, wallets, different kinds of bags,caps, sunglasses, watches, electronic covers for, and 3D face dolls. For more information regarding their renowned creations and for their other products , and how to purchase them online, just visit hotbuckles.com’s online shop at www.hotbuckles.com and check out their products all made to please anyone’s thirst for fashion accessories and stylistic masterpieces.

Oct 04

Wedding is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to a person. To a lady, it is the coming true of her childhood fairy tale –the moment where a knight and shining armor comes to rescue her and give her the love of the lifetime. On the other hand, to a guy, it is the time when he finally steps up his game and transforms to a man he was always destined to be –to take her hand and promise her to take care of it for the rest of eternity. However, it is not only the couple who’s able to feel this moment as surreal as it can be. To the spectators of this wonderful bond, it is the time to lavish the couple with gifts of delight and astonishment to a wonderful love story finally taking another chapter. And if you’re the spectator you surely want to honor this love with the best gift there is out there. Luckily today, it is here –the custom belt buckles.

Just like the custom ring for the wedding, the custom belt buckle can also come in pairs. The groom and the bride can have his and her custom belt buckle. Well it’s always been a sweet gesture of couples to wear matching outfits to show to the world how good they look together. Why not have matching belt buckles as well? Even crazier is to have their names engraved over it.

Longevity is one thing that every couple hopes for when they tie the knot. Custom belt buckle can now be a symbol of that objective. Of course, it’s out in the open that belt buckles is one tough thing. It is simply durable and has long been used generations earlier. Definitely, it can last long. And by that it can be one great symbol of a marriage that can sail through time.

When people jump into the marriage life, it is not a secret that it is a difficult task. You have to go through the commotions to keep the motion going. In short, one has to be flexible to enable the marriage to bend and not break. Just as how a custom belt buckle is, it is flexible and functional. It can come with different uses to fit your very need. Popularly it is used with belts and so it clouded us from seeing its numerous uses. Satchel bag is a trend nowadays and to add spice to it are custom belt buckles. If you’re keen enough, you’ll even see it used as accent to furniture. I can’t begin to imagine its countless uses.

As one person who wants to make a remarkable gift for a very significant event, you can’t seem to go wrong with custom belt buckles. How it is being used, how it can symbolize countless values in marriage. Most definitely, custom belt buckles is the best wedding favor you can give.

Oct 04

September officially marks the countdown of the most awaited holiday season of the year–Christmas; which only means we only have less than 80 days to go since the month is finally over. This race to that special day may appear to be such a long period of time but don’t be fooled everyone that time can disappear with just a blink of an eye. So if you want to escape the long lines on the stores during the holidays and the cramming of what to give to your special someone–start brainstorming now. Or better yet, try this new hot trend–custom belt buckles for your special someone.

Belt buckles travel a long way back to our history; and when I say long I mean it dates back to the ancient Greece and Rome. They used it particularly in military equipments just like how they picture it in movies. So hard to let it sink in that a seemingly irrelevant item can last thousands of generation. Or so did we think? This only proves that belt buckles can stand the test of time. And what’s more fascinating is that it’s not only here to stay but it can now be customized according to one’s personal taste. How’s that for a gift?

Aside from the above mentioned quality, it is not a secret anymore that custom belt buckles are one of the hottest trends in fashion. Models, celebrities, stylists, fashion designers and almost everyone try to grab their own customized belt buckles to go with their perfect dress ensemble. A perfect dress just seems so bland without a matching masterpiece on their belts that screams out their personalities and sophisticated taste in fashion. Every fashionista knows that their wardrobe isn’t complete without this most essential item. So come one, give your love ones that sophisticated fashionista look.

Additionally, belt buckles doesn’t only serve to favor the slim fashionistas but also the voluptuous women and even more the male population. Voluptuous women can show off their curves by adding a custom belt buckle on their waist to highlight those positive features. And the males who very use it often can now sport their lower wears with much ease and confidence with a blaring piece that showcases their creative side in wearing clothing.

To top that up, isn’t it so thoughtful that your gift isn’t just something you grab out of the store and give to someone; it is so much sweeter when your gift is well thought of and quite unexpected. And since it is a custom belt buckle, you can add your own personal touch to fully declare the message that you’re trying to extend. A gift not only personalized to the receiver’s personality but also with the giver’s season of love greetings–custom belt buckle, the perfect holiday season gift.

Jul 30

celebrities wearing belt buckles

The oldest belt buckle dates from the first century when Romans ruled the fashion of the time. This little item survived through the years and made it to the 21st century, but few people know how to choose a belt buckle, nor how to wear it.

First, you should match your belt with your shoes and your buckle should fit in nicely with the belt and the entire outfit. When you wear a pair of black shoes, for example, you should match them with a black belt. As for the belt buckle, it must be matched with your other accessories. If you wear stainless steel accessories, your belt buckle must belong to the same chromatic family and material, so you could choose a stainless steel belt buckle or a platinum one.

What not to wear: silver-like accessories and golden belt buckle or vice-versa.

Don’t mix styles: if you wear a t-shirt with denim pants don’t put on an elegant belt with a stylish belt buckle. Instead, choose a sporty belt and a playful belt buckle or a western-style belt buckle. It will give you a smart/sporty look.

On the other hand, when adopting a smart office look and wearing a grey jacket on top of a dress, you can accessorize your outfit with a black, simple belt and a golden belt buckle, like Cameron Diaz.

Even if big belt buckles are old-fashioned, you can still wear them if you like, but be careful how you match them and when you wear them. On a crazy night out or on a weekdays outings, a big, flat belt buckle can take your outfit to a whole new level, but it’s inappropriate to wear this kind of buckle at work or when attending a classy event.

A good idea is to match a big western belt buckle with a big cowboy-style hat. Throw in a suit jacket, denim pants and a white shirt and your outfit will be complete, whether you are a man or a woman.

A huge mistake when it comes to belts and buckles is wearing them with suspenders. No matter how wacky, sporty or colorful you want to look, no matter how small is the belt buckle or how thin is the belt, never wear a belt and suspenders at the same time. These two pieces just can’t be mixed!

If you aim for a gaga look choose a plain belt and match it with an oversized belt buckle with a message on it, like Madonna.

If you need more inspiration on belt buckles take a look on how celebrities wear them and get inspired by the cool designs on www.HotBuckles.com

Jul 26

Who in the world does not know Batman? If you have no or little idea about who he is, let me share some facts about him. Batman, also known as the Caped Crusader, is a fictional character, and a comic book superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger sometime in the late 1930’s. Bruce Wayne, who is an American billionaire, playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist, is the man behind the mask of Batman. Wayne as a child witnessed the murder of his parents and swore to revenge on criminals. Batman lives in the fictional Gotham City where Robin, his side-kick, and the heroin Batgirl also reside. The Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman are among his enemy. Though he has no superpowers, Batman is famous for his intellect, detective-like skills, physical prowess, and martial arts skills. Batman is also famous for his dark aura and his superior costume. Indeed, Batman collectible items are now available for those Batman fanatics and if you are one of them, check out these amazing Batman belt buckles from www.hotbuckles.com.

The use of belts roots back as early as the Bronze Age. Both men and women used belts. However in the western part, belts were more common among men. Belts are commonly used to support trousers or pants to keep it on their waist. History, on the other hand, showed that belts were also used in military uniform during the First World War. The belts served to draw in the waist and give the wearer a trim physique, emphasizing wide shoulders and pouting chest. Nowadays, belts have become part of fashion. You just can’t go out with any belt you want. The belt must match up the clothes you are wearing. But with the Batman belt buckles, you can just go with any clothes you want.

Visit www.hotbuckles.com’s online store that sells unique buckles for smart shoppers like you! Their products are carefully chosen and extensively checked to make sure that their customers get the best quality products. It is their goal to provide their customers what they seek. Their Batman belt buckles is just one of the few unique designs they have. They also have other superhero buckles online. Aside from belt buckles, they also sell wallets, bracelets, caps, handbags, and many more. Feeling a little dark right now? Order your own Batman belt buckles now. Be your own superhero. Be dark as the Caped Crusader!

Jul 24

Customized belt buckles

Custom belt buckles are the ultimate fashion statement accessory of the year.
The once plain belt buckle that was helping sailors and cowboys keeping their pants on while managing everyday tasks, is turning into a fashionable little gem, used to complete every outfit, regardless of the person’s style.

Now, you can even create your own custom belt buckles to match your personality and give the final touch to your overall look, turning the buckle into another way of telling people who you are and what you stand for.

If you are a Superman fan, or you love the Betty Boop, put the characters on your belt buckle. Or maybe you are an ardent patriot and you want to declare this publicly, but not too “loud”? Then put the flag that you are so proud of on your belt buckle.

Whether you are invited to a fancy party tonight or attending an elegant ceremony, a customized belt buckle will add the final touch to your look and will inform the others what you like and what you don’t, in a pleasant and fashionable way. Also, belt buckles are suited for both men and women and any fashion style. So don’t be surprised if you are a wannabe fashion icon wearing a classy customized belt buckle that matches your haute-couture dress and you see a careless rocker wearing a customized belt buckle with a skull on it.

Actually, this is what customizing is all about!

Custom belt buckles come in a great variety of shapes and sizes and you can be sure that you will never find the same exact belt buckle elsewhere. It may vaguely resemblance yours, but it certainly won’t be the same.

That is why customized belt buckles are a perfect gift idea. If you have a picky friend and you can’t decide what gift will make him or her smile, take a look on www.hotbuckles.com to our buckles and then order a customized one. You can choose from a variety of materials and you can add your own graphic or initials on a plain buckle to make it a memorable gift for someone.

And I know what you are thinking right now: “Oh, these costumed belt buckles sure are expensive”.  Wrong!. Customizing a belt buckle is not that pricy, In fact, almost everyone can afford a customized belt buckle and will pay a reasonable price on a quality item that will turn a rather trivial outfit into a fashion statement or will just put a smile on someone’s face every once in a while.