Belts have been around in one form or another since the bronze age. For the most part these belts were for utilitarian purposes until the 18th century. At this time they were enlisted by the military as a functional piece as well as a decorative piece. Belts didn’t really become widely used until the beginning of the 20th century due to dramatically lowering trousers to the waist lines. Once again utilitarian, and let the fashion statements begin! Belts today serve the same purpose they have for centuries but we use them for all kinds of statements. To project a portion of a person’s personality and beliefs as well as simply adding an elegant or flamboyant flair. Wiley Brothers has a decent range of beautifully made belts that exemplify simplicity and elegance not to mention holding your britches in place!