HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BELT SIZE
To get the best fit when buying a belt on-line, it is important to select the correct size based upon an accurate measurement. Your belt size is not necessarily the same as your pants or waist size. Because your belt goes around you and your pants, your tucked in shirt, and your underwear, your belt size is usually one or two inches larger than your pants or waist size.
What we are trying to determine here is your waist size, i.e. the size to use for length when placing your order. The belt length from end to end is not considered for measurement purposes.
When it comes to measuring your waist size, there are different options according to your wearing habits and belt/buckle types.
Option 1 – using your existing belt:
- Using a belt that you already have, put it on and make a note of the hole that fits you comfortably.
- On standard belts, Carefully stretch out the belt on a flat surface and, measure from the inside of buckle where the buckle tongue ends ( A ), to whichever hole is currently being used ( B ) as shown below. Basically, the measurement you need to provide us with will be the sum of two dimensions: * The length from the fold in the leather belt to the main hole you will use. * The length from the fold in the leather belt to the hook in the buckle.
- This establishes optimum sizing (length) and will be the center of your new belt.
Option 1 – According to existing Belt:
From the center of your KIRO belt, you will have Two or Three punched holes longer (at one inch increments) and Two or Three punched holes shorter (at one inch increments); this arrangement gives you the widest relevant range in adjusting your belt.
By using this method, you can be 100% confident that your new belt will fit you perfectly.
Option 2 – without belts:
Making Sure you are not wearing a belt while doing this, put a measuring tape through your pant/skirt loops and wrap it around your waist. Because you don’t want your new belt to interfere with your breath, inhale deeply and then measure your girth. Where the tape end meets the rest of the band, you will read your bodily circumference. That will be the size you need to provide when ordering your new belt.
Option 3 – without belts: (for MEN ONLY!!)
Based on your pants size, pick your belts one or two sizes larger to get a good fit: if you wear a 36” trouser waist, a belt labeled 38″-40” will probably be in the right neighborhood. This works some of the times, but it is not the most accurate way.
Men’s Belt Size Chart / Conversion: