In traditional Scottish Highland dress, waist belts and cross belts are integral components of the uniform worn by members of pipe bands and other Highland ensembles.

  • Leather: Waist belts are typically made of leather, providing durability and a classic appearance.
  • Width and Buckle: The width of the belt may vary, and it is often secured with a buckle. The buckle can be plain or decorated, depending on the formality of the uniform.
  • Cross Belts:

    1. Design and Placement:
      • Diagonal Placement: Cross belts are worn diagonally across the chest, typically from the right shoulder to the left hip.
      • Buckles and Adjustments: The cross belt is often secured with a buckle, allowing for adjustments to achieve a comfortable and secure fit.