Gem-Dandy is a wholesale distributor of belts and accessories servicing retailers across the globe since 1921. We are located in historic downtown Madison, North Carolina just steps from the Dan River.  

Trade Show Participation

Dallas Western Apparel and Accessories Market
Denver International WESA Market
Nations Best Show - Dallas, TX
Western and English - Atlanta, GA
Worldwide Show - Reno, NV
WAT Show - Reno, NV
WAT Show - FT. Worth, TX
... and more …

Contact us for full list of trade shows.



The Penn Family started Gem-Dandy in 1921 as a successor to the Penn Suspender Company. Green Penn, the first company president, invented and patented the GEMCO Adjustable Garter - the world's first fully adjustable garter for men, women and children. The garter was successfully marketed into major department stores and was licensed to other friendly competitors.

Gem-Dandy entered the belt business during World War II. The Danbury name was registered as a brand name in the 1970's and sales expanded across the country into thousands of men's specialty shops.

Today, Gem-Dandy distributes a wide variety of belts, wallets, suspenders and other accessories in dress, casual, work wear and western styles. We are the proud licensor of several popular brands such as PGA Tour®, John Deere®, Roper®, Officially Licensed Collegiate Products®, Mossy Oak®, REALTREE® and Colours by Alexander Julian®. We also have our own proprietary brands including Danbury Golf, Danbury Workwear, Lady Danbury, G-Bar-D Western Outfitters and Cowgirls Rock. Our products can be found in major department stores as well as smaller venues.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Capabilities

Gem-Dandy Accessories is fully EDI capable, trading multiple documents with our trading partners via VAN services, FTP and AS2. We currently use VICS standards 4010 through 5030, customized to our customer’s needs.


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