Posted by Max Schulte from ascend190.extern.uni-essen.de on April 15, 1998 at 05:10:09:
In Reply to: Re: Max Schulte's Belt Question... posted by Cap'n Paul on April 15, 1998 at 02:15:51:
: Max, I'm been a commissioned officer in the United States Army for over ten years so here's the real deal on your belt questions... The Army actually has two trouser belts. One belt is worn with the Class A Uniform (Green dress type) and the other belt is worn with the BDU (battle dress or field uniform). Both are black but the former has a brass buckle with roller and is made of cotton webbing. The latter has an open-faced, brass buckle painted black. Neither are elastic, although there are elastic versions made by non-contracted suppliers (I guess for Air Force-types with big guts). Anyways, the Marine Corps has a khaki cotton webbing belt which is probably what you are looking for. For information on a supplier see my message earlier in this string. -CP
Thanks for the information CP. I didn't know that the Army uses
different belts for the different uniforms. I already thought that
the elastic belt was a civil production as an elastic piece wouldn't
be that good under extreme conditions. And yes, I am interested in
the Marine Corps version of the. Appearently that's the Indy style
belt - at least in LC.
By the way, the other belt he uses to carry gun holster and whip seems
to be a very simple dark brown leather belt with a silver belt buckle.
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