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Star Army Belt, Female, Type 22

The Type 22 Female Belt was used by the Star Army of Yamatai beginning in YE 22. The components are worn as part of the Star Army Female Bodysuit, Type 22 and Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 30C.

The Type 22 female belt is recognizable because it is worn at an angle and the secondary strap usually goes upward, giving it a characteristic “Y” shape. In contrast, the Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35 is always worn straight across the waist and the secondary strap, when used, goes downward.

The belt also comes with two thigh straps which are worn around the legs on the Type 22 Bodysuit.

History

The Type 22 belt was first introduced in YE 22 as part of the Star Army Female Bodysuit Uniform. At first it was worn straight across, with the secondary strap down, as shown:

Almost immediately, it became fashionable and typical for the belt to be worn at an angle resting diagonally across the hips, with the secondary strap upward. The pistol holster was attached to both straps or sometimes only the lower one.

The Type 22 Female belt was also previously used on these obsolete uniforms:

Replacement

Over the years, a large number of manufacturers, supply shortages, lax regulations, and lack of uniform code enforcement resulted in a wide variety of non-standard colors and design variations in active service, including some with silver buckles.

The Star Army eventually decided to get control of the look of the belts by phasing them out in YE 35 when it introduced the Star Army Belt, Type 35 to replace it. However, with the reintroduction of the bodysuit uniform and the appearance of the Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 30C, some of the old Type 22 belts have appeared again.

Design

The belt is made of leather and has a polished brass belt buckle. A secondary strap is attached to the belt. On the belt there is a pistol holster.

The standard color of the belt is gray, dark gray, or jet black. White belts were also very popular. The belts were also made in black, tan, and brown. All of these colors were authorized as long as the belts matched the boots and gloves.

Variations

Here are some examples of non-standard variations:

OOC Notes

Article by Wes.

Illustrations are details from artworks by Alexandra Douglass, Nicole Chartrand, Wes, and Zairyo.


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stararmy/uniforms/belt_female_type_22.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/20 09:54 by wes