Belt Size Guide

 

 

In most cases your belt size is usually 1 or 2 inches larger than you pant or waist size. With a belt buckle attached it essentially extends the length of the belt 1-2 inches already for you, so you don't need to add on the 1 or 2 inches.

 

If you are a size 30-32, and plan on using one of our buckles, go with a size 32" (Small) belt. You can also always buy a larger size belt and poke extra holes to have it fit you. See below for our "Adding Extra Holes" guide.

 

Measuring your belt size

Leading manufacturers of quality belts share the same standard for measuring and labelling belt sizes. This measure is based upon the length of the belt strap only, and does not include the buckle.

 

The best way to assure you pick the correct size belt is to measure one of your existing belts that fits you well.  To do this, carefully stretch out the belt on a flat surface, and using a measuring tape, measure from:

 

A) Where the buckle attaches to the belt

To

B) The hole on the belt that fits you the best

 

 

Belt measure guide

 

 

On your new belt that same dimension will be the measurement from where the buckle attaches to the belt (A in the above picture), to the center hole. This arrangement gives you the widest relevant range in adjusting your belt.

 

If you don’t have an old belt to compare too, take your pant size and add 1 or 2 inches as stated above.

 

Adding Extra Holes

 

With a belt buckle attached, such as our Cassette Tape Belts, the size of the belt will be extended by the size of the buckle. In some cases this will cause the buckle to over extend the holes but there is a simple solution to this. In other cases your pant size may change and will need a hole added. To create your own hole you either need a drill and a small drill bit, or a sharp tool.

 

 

Drilling Method:

1. Measure out the position of the desired hole with the belt worn

2. Place belt down on a safe wooden or padded surface to ensure that the drill does not go through and damage the surface underneath

3. Drill hole in desired position.

 

Sharp Tool Method:

1. Measure out the position of the desired hole with the belt worn

2. Place belt down on a safe wooden or padded surface to ensure that the sharp tool does not go through and damage the surface underneath

3. Gently poke and turn the tool until it is starting to poke through

4. Turnover and continue on other side and continue digging until completely through

 

Do your belts stretch over time?  Should I order a belt that will stretch over time to the correct size? 

 

While leather does stretch over time, our premium quality belts would take a year or more of daily use to potentially stretch up to one-quarter of an inch.

 

 

Disclaimer: Use these instruction at your own risk. Take safety precautions accordingly.