Hi, this is Daisuke an ApparelX News Global editor.
In this article, we will explain the names and designations of the many types of buckles!
Knowing the type and name of the buckle will make it easier to find the part you want, so please help us out!
Buckles are fastening devices used on a belt.
It is used not only for clothing belts, but also for wristwatches, bags, etc.
There are various shapes and sizes, which are introduced below!
When you hear the word “buckle,” the shape that first comes to mind is probably something like this.
This shape is often used for clothing belts.
It is sometimes called a trench buckle, a T-shaped buckle, or a through buckle.
*About the buckle pin
Pins are often optional.
When ordering, be sure to remember to indicate whether you want it without the pin or with the pin.
You can even have the pin in a different color than the buckle itself!
This buckle is used for belts, with a belt and a pin threaded through one side to secure it in place.
There are many design variation because it can be easily decorated.
A buckle with decorations is also called a western buckle in Japan.
This buckle is often used on fabric belts such as work clothes.
There are no pins, and the buckle is used to hold the belt in place.
It does not require holes and can be stopped in any desired position.
These buckles are used with thicker elastic belts.
There are two types of buckles: one that attaches and detaches by sliding the metal fittings, and one that attaches and detaches by hooking the metal fittings.
These are buckles that can be released by pushing on both sides.
Most buckles are made of plastic material and are more often seen on bags than on clothing.
It is sometimes referred to as a double-pull buckles.
This shape is often used on the back of vests for suits and the side adjusters of pants.
It is sometimes used for coat cuffs.
This method uses two round ring or D-shaped ring for the buckle.
It is often used on fabric belts and gives a casual impression.
When looking for this buckle type, it is better to look for rings parts such as this rather than buckles.
The size notation basically refers to the inside diameter of the buckle.
This is because it is easy to see the width of the tape or belt that goes through that buckle.
Just make sure you pick the right size for your tape!
We have introduced the types of buckles in this issue.
ApparelX offers a diverse range of buckles for apparel manufacturers and brands worldwide.
We hope you will find the right buckle for your type of clothes and design.