Guide to Mens Belt Sizes

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Easy Tips to Help you Select the Correct Belt Size

Your belt size is not the same size as your pants or waist size.  This is because your belt goes around your trousers, tucked in shirt and underwear.

Your belt size is usually 1-2 sizes (1-2 inches) larger than your trouser size.  If you anticipate a change in your waist size you can add or subtract one 1-2 Inches.

The most widely used method is to choose a belt that is 1-2 inches larger than your trousers, or one size up. For Example, if you wear a size 34 trouser, you would choose a size 36 belt. Size 36 trouser choose a size 38 belt, 38 trouser choose a size 40 belt.

If your size is an inbetween size, say a size 35,  you would choose a size 36 belt.  If size 37, choose a size 38 belt, etc.

Leading manufacturers of quality belts use 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.

When ordering a belt on-line, the best way to assure the proper size is to measure one of your existing well fitting belts.  Stretch out the belt on a flat surface and measure from:

A) where the buckle attaches to the belt


B) the hole on the belt that fits you best

If you want to be guaranteed of a sure fit, we sell adjustable size, auto lock belts which can be cut exactly to size and have mirco-fitting adjustments if there is an increase or decrease in waist size. 

Auto lock, adjustable size belts are great when you need to order multiple belts in a variety of sizes for weddings or formals. The belts can be adjusted to suit each size.

We hope you have found this guide helpful and we appreciate your comments so we can share this with others.

If you would like to see a full range of our belts and other mens and womens clothing and accessories, please visit our store using the link.

Happy Shopping from Bobishore Clothing and Accessories and we hope to see you soon.


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