Material: Glazed Genuine American Alligator Belly
Closure: Buckle Interchangeable (Included)
Lining: Full Grain Soft Cowhide Leather
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Handmade in the USA
How to Select a Belt Size:
Generally, to determine your belt size with a prong buckle like in the image, you should add two inches to your pant’s waist size.
To really narrow down what size of belt to order, use a belt that fits you the best and measure from the belt hole you're using right now to where the leather wraps around the buckle, as an example if this measures 38 inches you should order a belt size 38. Just for information, the full length of the belt will be longer than 38 inches.
Every belt has a triple snap closure with 5 holes, the buckle should fit in one of the three middle holes of your belt.
Why should one consider buying Bronco handmade belts?
We handpick superior glazed American Alligator skins which go through a process of meticulous craftsmanship to turn into top notch quality Bronco handmade belts. Although alligator skin is more pliable and less bony, we do not select very large skins because the larger the alligator skin, the thicker and stiffer it tends to get. Our belts are 10-11 ounces in thickness, and feel incredible around your waist. The customer may request a belt of any softness or thickness.
Only the utmost quality is ensured down to even the smallest detail. For example, special Italian paint is used to touch up the edges of our classic American Alligator belts. Some of the guys are well experienced and have been producing belts for 20-25 years. Our belts will age gracefully, acquiring a burnished look over time and our prices are more economical than most of our competitors for the quality we offer. Bronco signature handmade belts are proudly produced in the great state of Texas.
Please note that the characteristics of the skin, such as texture and color may vary from belt to belt, so the displayed image is just an example of the skin. This is the elegance of the genuine exotic skin, as opposed to manmade imitations.
What is a tapered belt?
In belts that have a tapered style, both ends of the belt are narrower than the main body. So the buckle size is determined by the width of the tapered ends of the belt. We offer several widths on the website, but beyond those, we can literally make any width you can think of.
Glazed Alligator Belts:
Our glazed American Alligator belts have a sleek finish which emphasizes the tiles. This classic look is achieved with a glazing machine, which uses friction and pressure to compress the leather, resulting in a shiny and smooth finish.
Characteristics of Alligator Skin:
Alligator skin is a superior classic that has incredible quality and texture, with a natural sheen that gives it an exquisite look. Alligator skin is well known for its durability and longevity. It is softer and more pliable than crocodile skin because it is less bony, which makes for a finer skin. This also makes it easier to cut, stitch and fold. The smooth belly scales of an alligator make it easier to evenly dye the leather, without any splotches. In contrast, the caiman crocodile has a stiff texture due to the rivets in its skin. Many renowned brands use alligator skin to create luxurious products such as belts, handbags and wallets. If you are looking for high quality luxury, then alligator skin is the way to go. No two alligator belts are exactly that same -- genuine alligator skin has uniquely shaped tiles that are not completely uniform.
American Alligator Facts:
The American Alligator, or the Alligator mississippiensis, is a remnant of the past. This species is estimated to be 150 million years old. The American alligator can reach an approximate weight of half a ton and a length of 11.2 feet. These alligators thrive in freshwater lakes, rivers and swamps, and are concentrated in the southeastern states of Louisiana and Florida. They can reach speeds of 20 miles per hour when swimming, and 11 miles per hour when running on land. The American Alligator is at the top of its food chain, keeping the species beneath it in check. Their carnivorous diets consist of birds, other reptiles, fish and smaller sized mammals.
Differentiating between Crocodiles, Caimans, and Alligators:
Crocodiles, alligators and caimans all fall under the scientific order, Crocodylia, but belong to different families. Crocodiles belong to the Crocodylidae family, while alligators and caimans belong to the Alligatordae family. Alligators can be found in the Southeastern part of the U.S., especially in Florida and states that lie along the Gulf Coast, as well as in China. Caimans are located in South and Central America. Crocodiles are found in the Americas (North, Central and South), as well as Australia, Africa, and some regions of Asia.
A key distinguishing feature of crocodilians is their snout. Crocodiles have V-shaped snouts that are more narrow. Alligators and caimans have U-shaped snouts that are wider. The difference between their snouts is a result of their diet. Crocodiles’ V shaped snouts allow them to prey on fish, while alligators’ U-shaped snouts help them crush the hard exteriors of snails and turtles. Caimans are the smallest among the crocodilians. However, the black caiman is an exception, reaching a length of over 20 feet.
Crocodiles have equally sized upper and lower jaws, so their teeth are visible when their jaws are interlocked. However, alligators have a wider upper jaw, so their teeth are not visible when their jaws are interlocked.
In terms of size, alligators can grow to be as long as 10-15 feet and can weigh 500 pounds on average. On the other hand, crocodiles can be as long as 14-17 feet and can weigh a whopping 2,200 pounds. Crocodiles are generally seen as more aggressive than alligators.
While both alligators and crocodiles live in both freshwater and saltwater, alligators have less efficient salt glands so they do not tolerate saltwater environments as well as crocodiles. Both alligators and crocodiles are good swimmers and use their tails to navigate though waters. While under the water, both creatures are able to hold their breath for up to an hour. Not limited to water, alligators and crocodiles can run on land at a speed of 11 mph.
Custom Belt Straps:
We can make a custom Bronco Handmade belt strap of your own creation for any kind of buckle you own, according to your specifications. Make a unique statement by personalizing your custom belt strap from a wide variety of options.
If you want a belt strap for a buckle you own, all we need is the width and the thickness of the strap in millimeters or ounces. If you only provide this information, we will not be responsible, if by any chance the strap does not fit properly into the buckle. But if you mail us the buckle or strap, we will guarantee the fit. We do not keep old inventory of these belts.
Bronco handmade belt straps are of a durable quality, and with proper care they will last you for many years to come.
Since we can make belt straps in any width, straight or tapered, for a very reasonable price, please feel free to contact us via phone call at 972-484-4004 or email us at email@example.com. These belts are manufactured and shipped within 8 to 12 business days, with free shipping via USPS Priority Mail.
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