Medieval leather belts for a grand entrance
In this online-shop we offer you a huge selection of leather belts. These belts are perfect for your role in medieval LARP. These are beautiful belts in the highest quality, really valuable and made of the best leather. Of course we also offer belts made of vegan material.
This material looks like leather and feels exactly like leather. Think about which type of belt best suits your role in the Middle Ages. Wide and ostentatious, precious and ornate, narrow and modest?
Do you want a braided belt for many purposes or do you want a bodice belt to show off your waist to its fullest? Look carefully at the range of belts available for your garb and choose wisely. You feel the way you belt!
Belts - an adornment for every outfit
With the right belt, every outfit and every garment becomes even more impressive. The belt adorns the simple costume of a peasant or the elaborately decorated robe of a prince. The genuine leather belt gives its wearer that certain something. This is just as true for Vikings as for Celts or Anglo-Saxons. A belt is the perfect accessory for every LARP player. The simple belt holds a beggar's wide trousers in place. A belt can also be a richly decorated piece of jewellery to indicate the high status of a noble. The main thing is that the belt is made of leather. Belts have to withstand a lot and should not be as constricting as simple knitwear.
The narrow leather belt - plain and simple
With a plain belt you can express your role and your clothes just as well. A simple ring belt to knot gives an indication of character. Is it worn by a peasant who barely gets his family through the winter? Or is it worn by the poor knight who has lost his land? There is a suitable belt for every type of clothing, whether for a tunic, a beggar's garment or Viking trousers. A leather belt is always the perfect choice because it is versatile. As a wrap-around belt, it survives the everyday life of a shepherd just as well as a sword belt survives a wild Viking battle on the battlefield.
A wide leather belt in the Middle Ages - power and wealth
A wide belt with noble brass fittings and an elaborately crafted buckle allows fellow players to draw clear conclusions about a powerful character. With the ornate belt, wealth is shown and the background story of the role is made drastically clear. A belt is more than a means to an end, it is an important part of the role.
A belt buckle with a wolf's head or a dragon's head points to the Viking from the late Middle Ages. The long belt with the Celtic cross speaks an equally clear language. A belt over clothing tells its own story that will impress the other players. Ladies' leather belt in the Middle Ages - jewellery and beauty As a belt for ladies at the LARP event, a bodice belt performs perfectly. Worn at the waist and hung with small pockets, it turns every plain medieval dress into a real eye-catcher. The narrow bodice belt emphasises a particularly delicate middle. In its wide form, the belt elevates social status more than clothing. Girdles are suitable for all ladies, unless they want to mark themselves as witches or wise women. In this case the belt must fulfil its purpose as a carrier of many utensils, just as it does for men. A plain model in brown shows low status, while a richly decorated example in red indicates noble origin. The well-chosen medieval belt makes one's LARP outfit authentic.
The belt as man's constant companion
Belts have accompanied man since the earliest times. First it was the simple rope to hold up the garment. Later, it developed into the ostentatious symbol of wealth, nobility and power. The medieval leather belt was a unique heyday for this type of accessory. After all, the belt had to replace pouches and bags here. When travelling, people hung all kinds of accessories on their belts - from weapons to purses to pouches for provisions. Even more so, the belt was the mark of its wearer's status, whether Viking, Teuton or Briton. Even more than the garb, the belt showed how much money and gold one possessed. There were belts with brass studs. There were also embroidered pearls and diamonds or gold pendants. Yes, the belt itself could be made of precious metal. Just think of the belt in fairy tales. The valiant little tailor in the Middle Ages embroidered his belt with the words "7 at one stroke".
He meant flies, but he enjoyed the misunderstanding in the eyes of his admirers. In many traditions, the belt was considered a badge of honour, the loss of which was unbearable. The belt for the Viking and the knight had to be made to measure, of course, to fit over the woolen coat, the gambeson or the chain mail. Initially, all belts were knotted simply or over a forged ring. The front end simply hung down. In this way, a long belt could quickly serve as a shackle, for tying up animals or for hanging up rogues. The buckle developed late in the Middle Ages and required developed skills of the blacksmith. So belt buckles were initially very rare and precious. The leather, on the other hand, was relatively easy to obtain. Even if hunting was forbidden for the little man, dead animals and of course cows and pigs could always be found.