But wait — Big-ass belt buckles?
|Jack Daniel's Big-Ass Belt Buckle|
|Old West Ranch Hands|
Today the "Western Belt Buckle" or the "Cowboy Belt Buckle" has become a staple of popular imaginings of the American West and likewise a significant item in Western-American folk lore. But in actuality, most cowboys of the old west wore suspenders and not buckles to hold up their trousers. Some argue that popular notions of cowboys and belt buckles are inventions of early Hollywood. In westerns like these, buckles began to emerge from set closets everywhere to set apart the personality and status of the wearer. And since their induction into Hollywood the trend of the big-ass belt buckle has flourished, finding its way into the military, the rodeo, couture, rap music, and finally the FAC's WHISKEY III!
Fri., August 17 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Non-members $25 (FAC Members $20) — $5 discount if you wear a big-ass belt buckle
Tickets online, Box Office 719.634.5583, or at the door