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    Thistle Design Buckles

    In the interest of full disclosure; I paid for these buckles with my own funds, the opinion you're about to read is my own. This review has not been paid for, nor has anyone from the seller reviewed or approved what you're read.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/British-Mili...-/283483274410

    Thistle buckles for shoes in pattern #355.

    I picked up a set, and they are great. They arrived last week, so shipping was about 1-2 weeks. Anyone looking to get a set to match already acquired hardware, looking to swap plain buckles, or for buckles to add to a pair of brogues, should check these out.

    A very late photo of the set I got, but there is no difference between what appears on the ebay sellers site and what I received.

    Frank

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    Last edited by Highland Logan; 29th October 19 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Added photo... sorry for tardiness
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    Yes that's what I have on my shoes, the old #355 design



    There was also offered a Celtic design, with a single row of knotwork running right round the buckle, a shamrock design, and a plain version (the latter worn in the army).

    Pattern #355 was offered in a wide piper's waistbelt, piper's crossbelt, cap-badge, plaid brooch, sporran cantle, dirk, sgian, and shoe buckles. Many a pipe band in the 1950s through today has outfitted itself in this pattern.

    (The crossbelt below is #102)



    Less common than #355 and #102 was #90, but back in the day #90 was commonly offered by a number of firms

    Last edited by OC Richard; 13th November 19 at 06:27 AM.
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