Belts, Baldrics & Frogs

Period belts were not used to hold up pants. They were used for carrying your sword as well as a variety of pouches. Baldrics and frogs were another way of easily carrying your sword or axes, which was one of your prized possessions. 

However, historically these accessories have been a decorative as well as utilitarian part of fashion. As time progressed, many belts became a fashion statement.