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Clint Orms’s handcrafted belt buckles are made to be passed down to the next generation of cowboys
VIVID WAIST LAND: Orms works on two kinds of clasps: the trophy buckle, which has a flat rectangle that provides his “canvas,” or the ranger, a hoop and loops for the belt, with a decorated tip.


CLINT ORMS, an American metalsmith and engraver, has made an art form out of keeping men’s trousers up. If you are the kind of person who is prepared to spend $50,000 or more on a belt buckle (starting prices hover just above $1,000), then you will no doubt be familiar with the Orms oeuvre.

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