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Old 03-12-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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Still hitching my belt buckle on my left hip.

Am I the only one that still wears my belt buckle on my left hip?

This might be real "OLD SKOOL"
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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That goes back to an old cowboy show. I think Lloyd Bridges wore his badge down on his holster too.
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That goes back to an old cowboy show. I think Lloyd Bridges wore his badge down on his holster too.
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There probably were a couple of Hollywood cowboys with those rigs, I'm not sure who was first.

Hollywood "Greasers" used to wear their belt buckles on the hip, so that the belt came out quicker during the rumbles.

In service I'd wear the Tourniquet style trouser belt with the buckle on my left hip, so that I didn't need to fumble with the duty belt if a tourniquet was required for another.

I guess it becomes a habit to anyone that becomes accustomed to wearing two buckles at the same time?
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"Greasers" is a pejorative term and originated back in the 1930s in Southern California. Should have been left there.

Using the buckle from a Sam Brown as a weapon was an old tool for GIs. The old cavalry uniform and the Army's dress uniform used the Sam Brown. Not sure what your original intent was, M118LR. Bar room brawling, strapping on a gun belt or just what.


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"Greasers" is a pejorative term and originated back in the 1930s in Southern California. Should have been left there.

Using the buckle from a Sam Brown as a weapon was an old tool for GIs. The old cavalry uniform and the Army's dress uniform used the Sam Brown. Not sure what your original intent was, M118LR. Bar room brawling, strapping on a gun belt or just what.

I was using a Hollywood stereotype:

it was not meant in any pejorative manner.

As this is the edged weapons section, it's just a reminder that the "Belt Buckle" can be an effective edged weapon either on the Battlefield, Street, Bar room or anywhere else self defense is required. It is a commonly worn item that isn't heavily regulated and can be used effectively in an emergency.
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As this is the edged weapons section, it's just a reminder that the "Belt Buckle" can be an effective edged weapon either on the Battlefield, Street, Bar room or anywhere else self defense is required. It is a commonly worn item that isn't heavily regulated and can be used effectively in an emergency.
BSEG. Yeah, As a product of West Texas, I've worn big buckles for 50 plus years. Used 'em once or twice. But at my age I've retired most of my belts and rely on suspenders.
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But at my age I've retired most of my belts and rely on suspenders.
I've been told that really Old Folks use both belts and suspenders!
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M118LR,

A fellow who wears both a belt & suspenders in TX used to be called "a safety man", as he was SURE that his britches wouldn't fall down & "expose his shortcomings".

LOL, sw
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I've been told that really Old Folks use both belts and suspenders!
i'm all of 62 and I use both- keeps my pants up where they should be- looks more like an alice rig and keeps my back from getting sore- I swear as you get older you feel every pound you ever lifted
I also have strings on my glasses and kiddie strings on my gauntlets

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I've been told that really Old Folks use both belts and suspenders!
Mostly those who are packing magnums!

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I've been told that really Old Folks use both belts and suspenders!
Or just the really Egg Shaped... such as myself. lol
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Am I the only one questioning why the Millenniums are not responding??????
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Am I the only one questioning why the Millenniums are not responding??????
Millennials are much to busy to spend time on blogs. They are snapping pictures with 100 character comments. Over and Over and Over...

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I know it's easy to forget with how long I been running with this crowd, but do TRY to remember that there are members here, myself included, who some of you guys probably have skivvies older than...

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I've got Army Socks that date back to 1972...

An old Drill Sergeant said to save one pair of your original issue, just in case some smart alec 2LT asks to see um, after your say, "I've got Army socks older than you are, Sir."

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And with me having been born while Mt. St. Helens was popping its little fireworks show eight years later...

Portlandia Pinkos covered in ash--what a "Welcome to the World," huh?
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