Posted by Max Schulte from ascend179.extern.uni-essen.de on July 06, 1998 at 00:31:40:
In Reply to: Re: belts posted by Dale Dassel on July 05, 1998 at 22:14:27:
: : didn't Indy wear two belts, a cotton one and a leather one? Does anyone know where I can find these belts?
: : Matt
: Most military surplus stores can sell you the tan webbed belt
: with a gold slide adjust buckle for a relatively low price. (I
: found one for $6.) They are really long, but can be cut and shortened
: based on the desired length. The webbed belt is the one that Indy
: wears in his belt loops. The leather belt, which is his "equipment"
: belt, is just worn slung below the webbed one. I have a really
: nice dark brown leather belt, made by a company called Farah
: (sold at Wal Mart), which is the EXACT color of the Wested jacket.
: This belt is tan-colored on the inside, and has the regular looking
: small, square gold-colored buckle. It is very durable and good-
: looking. And, as mentioned, matches the jacket perfectly.
: It runs anywhere from $7 to $12 dollars, depending on where you
: buy it.
: -Dale Dassel
Dale is correct about the leather belt. It is very simple in design
and you shouldn't have problems getting one. The same applies to the
webbing belt. It is offered in nearly every Military Surplus store in
a large variety of colors. By the way, they are usually 46" long and
can be shortened to the desired length (Indy's belt wasn't shortened).
However, there is one more thing you need to know: The belts in ToD
and Raiders were brown while the LC webbing belt was kahki. The brown
belts are very rare. They have been used during WWII but weren't issued
naymore afterwards. Also the buckle on Indy's belt appears to be a
little silver in some scenes as well. The brass has worn off with use
so don't be concerned, it IS the standard brass roller buckle. I have
been using my buckle for quite some time now with many different
webbings and the brass has completely worn off.
By the way, a "Indy's Diggs FAQ" about belts, whip holster, holster,
etc. is currently written.
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