1. Concho Belt
Originally worn by Native American tribes (i.e. Navajo and Zuni), the Concho belt wasn’t a mass produced accessory that can be easily bought left and right by Coachella attendees. Made by silversmiths, each disk would be replicated with a floral or geometric motif. While concho belts were frequently worn with pants/tunics/dresses, they also decorated saddles.
It didn’t really become a mainstream fashion staple until Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison slung it dangerously low at their hips as they pranced around on stage 50 years ago. No stranger to cooking up zany guitar riffs and statement-making headgear, Slash cut up a concho belt and put it around a tophat, which he swiped from a store. Reincarnating the ’60s staple, Jon Bon Jovi wore his concho belt with jeans and a muscle tee.
Now that concho belts are in again, it’s time to let it breathe from the closet!