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Talbot's Premium Simple Thin Leather Belt

Price:: From $34.95 to $44.95


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  • Based on period examples extant and in artwork
  • Brass hardware based on extant pieces in the Strong Collection
  • An affordable option to complete your period look
  • Undecorated so you can leave plain or add fittings
  • Comes unpunched so you can add holes to fit you
  • Made from sturdy leather that will last
  • The perfect way to carry your pouch
  • Designed as a fine compromise between authenticity, function and cost by longtime expert in medieval accessories, Doug Strong of Talbots
  • Available in Black, Golden Brown and White
  • One size fits most - approx 1" wide and 60" long
  • Price - $34.95 for Black and Golden Brown, $44.95 for White

Plain Belt in Golden Brown

About our Simple Thin Belt 


If “the clothes make the man” (or woman!), then the accessories make the clothes. Or at least, they help turn them into a proper outfit. Our new belts are available in three styles: plain leather or decorated with either rosette fittings or bar mounts with quatrefoils piercing in a variety of colors. Designed as a balance between authenticity, function and cost, the plain belts are perfect for either a simpler look, or to create a “custom” belt by adding your own fittings. We are particularly proud of the decorative belts, whose fittings are taken directly from very attractive 14th century originals in the Strong Collection. (You can't get better documentation then that!) The plain belts are being offered in black and golden brown, while those with decorative fittings are available in palette of rich jewel tones - black, golden brown, dark brown, red, green, and blue. When you see these belts, we think you'll agree that it was worth the wait, and that these are the finest “off-the-rack” medieval belts you'll find anywhere.

And what better to hang on your new belt than one of our kidney pouches? Based on a common 14th and 15th century design, the brass fittings on the pouch are taken directly from originals in the Strong Collection. Sturdily constructed and large enough to carry your essentials, this pouch is the perfect way to practically and discretely carry your wallet and modern necessities, while accessorizing your wardrobe with a piece of kit that’s as “close to the original” as we could make it.


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Simple Thin Belts in Golden Brown


Historical Inspirations 


Drawing after Livre de la Chasse or, Gaston Phebus' Book of Hunting circa late 14th century MS francais 616 fol. 40 in The Bibliotethque National Paris, France Detail from fresco of the Life of Jesus in the Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta of circa 1340 by Lippo Memmi in San Gimignano, Italy Detail from the fresco by Domenico di Bartolo and Lorenzo di Pietro in the Hospital of Santa Maria della scala in Sienna, Italy circa 1444


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