Re: Double buckle on bag strap.. I Agree!

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Posted by Laurie Jensen from on April 14, 1998 at 12:37:40:

In Reply to: Re: Double buckle on bag strap.. I Agree! posted by BAM on April 14, 1998 at 11:22:16:

: Totally agree with everyone. It's what you want it to look like that counts. In movies they only use what they can get - there are no real rules to stick to. Artistic licencing I think - even down to the costumes. The bag I have has 2 drain / breather holes but again there were a few variations in these bags anyway.

: Just as a point of interest - no-one seems to be asking too much about Indy's trouser / pants belt. The standard brass roller on a web belt. But again there's a change from film to film. In Raiders & TOD Indy has a brown web belt with the brass roller but in LC , it's khaki.

: Again it's what's avail at the time the movies made. Anyone have any clues about the brown web belt? I know the US military in WW2 had a tan web belt with brass roller, khaki is associated alot with air force / navy officers, etc.

: Khaki belts with brass roller used to be avail from The Cockpit in Long Island NY.

: regards all,


Finding brown web belts is hard, but I've found a couple of possibilities. Dickies, the men's workclothes manufacturer makes a silver plated brown web belt that retails for about $5.99. Better yet, I recently discovered a web site that sells a brown web belt with a choice of buckles that includes traditional brass. The URL is
Just click the link belts, then click again under the subheading of waist belts. The brown belt is available in medium web width only. I haven't tried to order from them yet, so I can't give you any details on prices, merchandise, or potential problems, but it's a start.

In contrast, khaki belts are very easy to find. Almost all the online army surplus pages have khaki, usually in the range of 2-5 dollars. If you have a nearby surplus store they should also have plenty of belts available, in both khaki and tan. I couldn't find a single brown belt in my local surplus store, though; I don't think the military uses brown any more.

BTW, BAM thanks for answering my question on the jacket. You don't have to worry, though. There is no way I would pay double the price of the HANDMADE Wested Jacket for a mass produced copy. I was interested in the Disney products as collectors items, but if the pricing is this outrageous, forget it. Are Lucas and Disney completely clueless?

Anyway, I hope this helps.

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