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Vintage 80s Whiting Davis Gold Metal Mesh Belt, Schaffer Belts, Oval Buckle

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Snazzy gold belt.
Approximate Size (cm): Length: 31" (78.5); Length to first hole: 29 (73.5); Width: 1" (2.5); Buckle: 2.5" x 2" (6 x 5).
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: Whiting Davis Mesh Bags,...
  • Snazzy gold belt.
    Approximate Size (cm): Length: 31" (78.5); Length to first hole: 29 (73.5); Width: 1" (2.5); Buckle: 2.5" x 2" (6 x 5).
    Condition: Very good.
    Mark/Label: Whiting Davis Mesh Bags, Schaffer Belts Inc.
    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

    • Fabulous Whiting & Davis gold mesh metal belt.
    • The mesh is very supple to easily fit your curves.
    • Large oval gold metal buckle. Three holes.
    • Made from Whiting & Davis mesh by Schaffer Belts.

    Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created its second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company co-founder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century, Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry, and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

     

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    Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.

     

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