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Your trousers size is not always the same as your belt size!

If you buy shoes, they have to be the right size. It's similar with a belt.

We have found that there is such a huge variation in actual size of trousers, according to style, cut, fabric, current trends, and especially whereabouts on the waist that the belt is to be worn, that using real inches was the best way.

 

Please check your belt size carefully

  1. Take a belt you like to wear
  2. Measure the leather part only
  3. Measure from where the leather touches the buckle to the hole you most often use
  4. Please ensure the width of the belt will fit through your trouser loops

Please select the most appropriate size from the dropdown list.


As a rough guide...

It works for many people to simply add two inches (5cm) to thier trouser size in order to find their belt size.

Please be aware that this doesn't work for everyone so if you need to compare your own belt measurement to our size ranges, here's how the holes measure up:

NB. Measurements are taken from where the leather touches the buckle and are approximate

Size name

Size
inches

Holes range
inches

Holes range
cm

Extra small

32

29-35

74-89

Small

34

31-37

79-94

Medium

36

33-39

84-99

Large

38

35-41

89-104

Extra large

40

37-43

94-109

Extra extra large

42

39-45

99-114

 

We can make one-piece sizes outside these ranges in some colours, please ask about current availability.

If you have any other queries regarding size, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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The Belt Makers is part of 'The Work Shop', Partners: Mark and Marie Buckfield