Measuring an existing well-fitting belt is the most accurate approach to determine your belt size. Distribute the belt evenly across a clean, flat area. Begin measuring at the hole you intend to use and work your way to the end of the belt, where it meets the buckle. Belts are measured in inches, and the measurements should be rounded to the nearest inch. If your waist measurement is 36 inches, you should purchase a size 36 belt.
Diagrammatic representation of belt size measurements.
Nota bene: This method of measurement is universal for modern Proper Cloth belts, which all contain five holes. This, however, may not reflect the measuring standards used by other manufacturers. For instance, some will add the buckle when calculating the belt length.
How to Select the Correct Belt Size for Your Pants
A simple method for determining belt size is to “add two inches to your off-the-rack trouser size.” For instance, if you wear a 36″ waist trouser, a 38 belt size is a good guess. The majority of people will discover that this straightforward method works best when pants are worn at a typical height–close to the natural waistline. Consider adding three or four sizes to your pant size when purchasing a belt to use with low-rise pants or jeans.
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Pant Size in Relation to Belt Size
– If your pants are a size 32, buy a belt that is a size 34.
– If your pants are a size 34, buy a belt that is a size 36.
– If your pants are a size 36, buy a belt that is a size 38.
– If your pants are a size 38, buy a belt that is a size 40.
Note: Belt sizes are indicated in regular US/UK sizes.
How to Determine Your Belt Size
To determine the proper belt size for your body, begin by threading the tape measure through the belt loops of your trousers. When taking the measurement, it is critical to maintain a relaxed, natural posture–do not push your tummy out or suck it in. The tape measure should be snug. Inch measurements should be rounded to the nearest inch. Select the belt size that corresponds to this measurement.
Belt Information in General
Leather belts tend to expand with time. Even more so with braided belts. It’s worth noting that a belt that fits snugly at first will likely wear more pleasantly with time.