How to measure your belt size

How to measure a belt? To measure a belt that fits you well is the best way to determine the size of your belt.

Lay the belt on a clean, flat surface. Start the tape measure at the hole you use and measure to the end of the belt, where it meets the buckle.

Belts are measured in inches and should be rounded to the nearest inch. If you are 36 inches, you will want to buy a size 36 belt.

How to measure a belt

Note: This measurement technique is standard for newer suitable fabric straps, which feature 5 holes. However, this may not reflect the measurement standards of other manufacturers. For example, some will include the buckle in the belt length measurement.

How to choose a belt size based on pant size

An easy way to determine belt size is to simply “add 2” to your pant size. For example, if you are wearing a 36 “waist pant, then a belt size of 38 will be a safe bet.

Most will find that this simple formula works best for pants worn at a traditional height, close to the natural waistline.

To wear a belt with low pants or jeans, consider adding 3 or 4 to your pant size.

measurements of a belt

Trouser size to belt size

  • If your pants size = 32, choose belt size = 34
  • If your pants size = 34, choose belt size = 36
  • If your pants size = 36, choose belt size = 38
  • If your pants size = 38, choose belt size = 40

Note: Belt sizes are shown in standard US size. / UK.


Follow the charts below to find your size.

Remember that you can change the size of your belts at any time (make them smaller), but unfortunately we cannot make them grow any more.

Sizes for women

Taking into account the size of the pants

Men’s sizes

We have prepared these tables to guide you through the sizing process; If you follow this, you should receive a belt that fits you perfectly.

How to measure your body for belt size

To measure your body for the optimal belt size, start by running the tape measure through the loops of your pants.

It is important to stand in a relaxed and natural position, do not push the belly or suck it, when taking the measurement. The tape measure should be snug. Measure in inches and round to the nearest inch. Choose the belt size closest to this measurement.

Belt overview

Over time, leather belts tend to stretch. Even more braided belts. It is good to note that a belt that fits at the beginning will probably be used more comfortably on the road.



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