It holds your pants up, it's shiny and it gets people to look at your crotch. Functional and fetching. You could say the belt buckle is the ultimate accessory, and not just for cowboys either, though it probably doesn't hurt to be one. Cowboys are cool.
Nice boots! (1, Doc's Leathers & Motorcycle Gear, 726 Queen West, 416-504-8888, $24.95). Pity tha fool. Mr. T, by Barbie's Basement (2, Propaganda, 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555, $32). Wear your heart on your.... Endangered Species: Giant Panda (3, Le Richie, 227 Queen West, 416-979-5491, $29.99). Is there a miracle in your pants or are you just glad to see me? Mary and the sacred heart, by Barbie's Basement (4, Flavour Hall, 500 College, 416-924-5594, $38 with belt).
Something for the goths: skeleton hand (5, Doc's, $29.95). Purple rhinestones -- slick and ostentatious for, like, your big gay cowboy uncle (6, Le Richie, $35.99). We are Borg (7, Doc's, $39.95). Pretty little fairy (8, Le Richie, $29.99). Lonesome cowboy on his lonesome horse on a lonesome plain (9, Le Richie, $29.99). Everyone wants a Harley, and guys who don't have one want you to think they do. This'll help pull off the charade (10, Doc's $24.95).
Rhinestone Limey cowboy! (11, Le Richie, $29.99). Beware of dog (12, Flashback, 33 Kensington, 416-598-2981, $14). Groovy old car. Think 50 years from now they'll be makin' em with, like, Mazda Miatas or something? (13, Flashback, $20).It came from outer space: alien head (14, Doc's, $24.95). Hi! I'm a plumber! I'll show you my plumbing if you'll show me yours. Hey! Where are you going? Come back! (15, Flashback, $20). Brass dragon (16, Le Richie, $29.99).
Got the munchies? (17, Le Richie, $29.99). Custom-made buckles by Jennifer Forrest, who will insert the picture of your choice, like your cat or self or wife or mom (18, Propaganda, $56). Cheaper version: insert the picture yourself. A true cowboy would use one of his horse (19, Flashback, $20). Another dragon (20, Le Richie. $29.99). Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. Smooth (21, Doc's, $24.95). Dump truck. Maybe not so smooth (22, Doc's, $24.95). Kenworth trucks are cool (23, Flashback, $14). Another something for the goths: bat (24, Doc's, 24.95).
Buckin' bronco (25, Flashback, $30). Quintessential cow skull. Everyone should have one, especially cows (26, Doc's $29.95). Is that a line? Because I think I know a line when I see one (27, Flashback, $7). KISS. Ironic rock paraphernalia just keeps going and going and... (28, Flavour Hall, $38 with belt).