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What is the purpose of those big Texas cowboy belt buckles? Doesn't it hurt like all get out when you bend over, or sit down and that buckle digs in? You would think all that Texas pride would disappear once the Johnson bar got pinched.
 
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Guess I'll take your post as a candid fun item...lol. Possibly several reasons. In Texas guess you don't bend over that much...hire someone to do it for you. Also, a good solid belt buckle can help deflect small arms fire to the abdomen area. Belt buckles are a "statement" people make. On a sidebar...what about those ostentatious dinner plate size buckles the pro wrestlers (entertainers, that is) wear when they prance about the ring? However, don't want to equalize Texas belt buckles with wrestlers' buckles...we don't usually bend over that low...

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> What is the purpose of those big
> Texas cowboy belt buckles? Doesn't
> it hurt like all get out when you
> bend over, or sit down and that
> buckle digs in? You would think
> all that Texas pride would
> disappear once the Johnson bar got
> pinched.

Don't know how or why they got started, and your observations regarding possible discomfort seem to make sense. But having observed a lot of "cowboys" at rodeos and such, and watching the PBR on cable TV, it's pretty clear that guys from all over the U.S. , Canada and S. America wear them, not just Texans.
 
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The larger buckles were originally prizes for winning rodeo events. The buckle was blank and an emblem of the event (bucking horse, calf roper, etc.) was fastened to the blank buckle and given to the winner of that event. Of course, everyone wants to be thought a champion, so the idea moved on into the general population. They don't seem to bother anyone I know that wears them; of course, it helps to have a flat stomach????
 

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