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A Look Into The History Of Our Favorite Clothing Item: Belts!

Belts have reliably upheld people’s pants for countless years, acting as a practical finishing touch on an outfit and preventing countless people from having their pants getting pulled down in the name of an immature (but oh-so-hilarious) joke. Indeed, the history of belts goes back to sometime in the Bronze Age. There are signs of early belts throughout many different parts of the world, and though it would take thousands of years before the advent of Klik Belts to hit the market, you could say that we give nothing but respect to pant’s best friend. An Ode To Our Early Belt Ancestors In the next installment of our online belt blog, Klik Belts, your one-and-only source for adjustable belt buckles...

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Great Freakonomics discussion on the belt vs. suspenders

Link to Original Podcast:   http://freakonomics.com/podcast/how-did-the-belt-win-a-new-freakonomics-radio-episode/ Transcript below: STEPHEN J. DUBNER: So Levitt, list for me if you would, all the accessories and items of, let’s say, jewelry that you wear in a given day. STEVEN LEVITT: You include a belt? DUBNER: Sure, let’s include a belt. LEVITT: Okay. A belt. Yeah, I’ve never worn a watch. I’ve never worn jewelry. I don’t, um — DUBNER: No cravat? LEVITT: No. DUBNER: You ever wear a pocket square? LEVITT: I’ve never worn, in my life, I don’t think I’ve ever had a pocket square, and I certainly have never worn a pocket watch. DUBNER: Hmm. Cufflinks? LEVITT: Only when forced to on tuxedo days. DUBNER: Uh huh. And so for someone who...

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