Gifted silversmiths illuminate the Texas landscape, and Houston is home to two of the best, Max and Chris Lang, father and son proprietors of Max Lang Belts and Buckles. Max Lang, a self-taught Houston silversmith, has designed belts and buckles since the late 1970's. He got his start crafting silver bridle sets for show-horse owners then began crafting saddle silver and eventually belts and buckles. Max has passed these skills and traditions to his son, Chris, also an accomplished artisan and silversmith certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Through Chris's stewardship, the business has expanded to the Web, making Max Lang's hand crafted silver and leather goods available to customers around the world.
The Lang's have created numerous custom belts and buckles for celebrities and sports stars such as movie actress Linda Carter, country western legends Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn, astronaut Gene Cernan, sports stars Tiger Woods, Jeff Bagwell, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Jack Nickolaus, Steve Elkington, former LA Laker's star Robert Horry, now playing for the San Antonio Spurs, golf pro Butch Harmon, political figures Don Evans, Secretary of Commerce, Vice President Dick Cheney and last but certainly not least, President George W. Bush II. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly and H Magazine, the official publication of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
At Max Lang, in addition to our vast collection of sterling silver and gold buckles and fine exotic leather belts, we offer a wide selection of silver jewelry for both men and women, including bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cuff links and tux studs, money clips, key rings and spurs. We also invite you to view our collection of custom-designed turquoise and silver jewelry, for a true flavor of the American Southwest.
Our handmade buckles, jewelry and other specialty items also make special "gifts to remember" for the entire bridal party. Also unique and personalized gifts for the graduate, alumni, corporate or employee-appreciation gifts are our specialty. At Max Lang, we design custom pieces to meet your needs. We can incorporate special designs, characters, initials, logos or university insignia into our pieces. These gifts are amazingly affordable, yet, because they are personalized, these unique works of art will make the recipient feel truly special and show how much you care. Since our products are crafted entirely by hand, we do ask that you allow extra time for holiday purchases and large orders.
Welcome to our site and to Max Lang. We are pleased to be able to offer our custom silver buckles, jewelry and fine leather belts to you and hope you will enjoy owning or giving a bit of our Texas tradition and craftsmanship. It is this reputation for quality workmanship that has kept our customers coming back to us again and again for nearly 30 years.