| It's best to actually measure your waist over the
clothing you will wear the belt with.
Use a tape measure, make it
snug, and give me that actual number!
Don't second guess and add to
the number, it doesn't work. My belts take situations of layers and such
I use your actual measurement and make that the center hole. This
usually won't match the waist size of your pants.
manufacturers actually practice something called "Vanity
Sizing" which is designed to make you feel better about what
'pant size' you wear. If you wear a Levi 36, but the Wrangler 34 also
fits, you're more likely to buy the Wrangler.
If I make a belt that matches your
'pant size', it won't fit.
Get a measuring tape and
wrap it snugly around where you will wear the belt. Give me that actual
Do NOT change that number
by adding a couple inches to accommodate extra clothes (they don't add
that much, and my belts take that into consideration)
Do NOT give me your pant size
(see above about 'Vanity Sizing')
Do NOT give me the overall
length of the belt. (It doesn't matter, my belts have their own
pattern as do belts from all other manufacturers.)
Do NOT give me how much belt
is after the holes; it doesn't matter and doesn't alter the fit.
All that matters is the actual
size. It's important to not adjust that number. Many people feel they
should should add inches because of clothing layers or weight gain among
other reasons. These are assumptions and second guesses that will cause
the belt not to fit.
|This is how I measure the belt size.
I measure right from the post to
the "measure hole" as shown below. The belt in this example is a
size 30 and would fit a waist actually measured to 30 inches.
As you can see, I actually use the hole one less than center, and that
is more than enough to compensate for many layers or even a pirate gun in
your belt! Believe it or not, this is all that's needed!
As for how much belt after the hole; I don't need it. My patterns are
my own standard and the excess sits well when the belt is properly fitted.
|Instead of your waist you can
measure your favorite belt just like I do as shown in the photos above.
Give me the measurement from the post to the hole you usually wear it in.