The Argentinian Polo Belt

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The polo belt, also known as the "gaucho belt", has deep roots in Argentine culture and history. Tracing its origins to the Pampas region of Argentina, this distinctive accessory is inextricably linked to the country's rich heritage.


The Gaucho's Iconic Attire

The gaucho, or Argentine cowboy, was known for his distinct attire, of which a woven sash with local indigenous patterns were a significant component, as well as the leather belt. These elements of the gaucho's iconic look would later inspire the design of the polo belt.


Blending Tradition and Sport

Originally, the polo belt was designed as part of the uniform for polo players in Argentina, combining the designs of the woven sashes and ponchos with the leather belts. The use of these belts by polo players in Argentina dates back to the late 19th century, when the sport was first introduced to the country by English immigrants.


A Symbol of Argentine Pride

Over time, the polo belt became a symbol of Argentine pride and craftsmanship, with local artisans using traditional techniques and high-quality local leathers to create these unique accessories. Today, the gaucho belt from Argentina is more than just a functional accessory - it represents the rich cultural legacy and heritage of the country's polo tradition.


The Iconic Stick & Ball Polo Belt

At Stick & Ball, we work with artisans in the Argentine countryside to craft our signature polo belts. As an everyday staple, we love the bold style and noble, heritage design that these handmade belts bring to your look. As one of our best sellers, these belts are a testament to the enduring legacy of Argentine culture and craftsmanship. Shop our polo belts and bring a touch of Argentine flair to your wardrobe.




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