Army & Navy Club, The Rag - members only
Made exclusively for members of The Army & Navy Club - The Rag.
The Army & Navy Club belt is based on the club tie with diagonal stripes of light blue, navy blue and green, in appropriate proportions.
The Army & Navy Club was founded in 1837 and originally to be called the Army Club. The Duke of Wellington, however, declined to have any involvement unless open to officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
The club acquired its famous nickname, 'The Rag', when Captain William Higginson Duff was offended by the spartan nature of the fare offered to him and he described the club as a 'Rag and Famish affair', intended an an insult.
The members were amused rather than offended and formed a 'Rag and Famish' dining club. The name was gradually adopted as the club's nickname, eventually being reduced to 'The Rag'.
The present day clubhouse opened in 1963 in the heart of London's club district, Pall Mall in St James.
All of our belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai, using an average of 6000 beads.
We use the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.
The standard belt is 1.5 inches wide.
The narrow belt is 1.25 inches wide.
The old Army & Navy Club tie is not a tie at all. It's a Manyatta belt.
IMPORTANT - HOW TO MEASURE A BELT:
We believe in being totally honest with our customers. Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us in the UK. For this reason, please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!