Rope colonial shoe Buckle in Brass: A Gentlemen’s buckle. It states a certain class in dress.
This will fit our latchets of 1 1/4″. Overall measurements 2 1/8″x 2 1/5″.
The Middle class and Tradesmen might go for more design for their shoes. After all they got passed the large silk bow for their shoes several decades earlier. For the conservative man might choice the Basket weave, Swirl or Rope style in either Brass or white metal.
The Upper class might show off more elaborate buckles such as the Tudor, Swirl, Pierced, Great Thistle as they were or for final show of financial accomplishment, have them studded with gem stones. In our case we use crystal in gem colors. Brass or Silver metal is still, what goes with what you have to wear.