Midshipmen Colonial shoe Buckle, Britannia Pewter.
This buckle will be good for Military or Civilian use, in town or out in the country. The buckle face is made of out lead-free Britannia metal, the chapes are made of White Bronze.
This will fit our latchets of 1 1/4″. Overall measurements 2 1/8″x 2 1/5″.
What buckles should use? Since we carry so many styles it does get confusing. This is still a matter of personal choice as the design of which style reflects not only the persona that you are portraying but your own style too.
To help we will break them down into general groups.
The Military would tend to wear a plain-faced buckle. The earlier the smaller the buckle would be, like the Military #1: brass was common but there were silver colored metals used as well. Pewter, Penny-pinch, Nickel (white bronze) and Sliver. Then toward the mid-century, the large and wider faces would be in favor. Military #3, Military #4. Brass and Iron Oval and The Pewter Midshipmen would also be a choice here for the brass color or silver color buckles.