North American Sam Browne Belt Pictures:
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British & Other Sam Browne Uniforms:
Originally designed to support the weight of a sword, the Sam Browne Belt is moved past this purpose. The Belt now has one purpose, to look distinctive.
The broad horizontal belt tapers the body and gives a tailored look. The diagonal strap adds the distinctive part. Its rarity and differentness stands out, and adds a martial look. This strap also tapers the chest, making clothes more form fitting.