What Size Belt Should I Buy?

Ordering a belt online can be a little intimidating. It is crucial to get the measurements right to avoid making returns or purchasing a handmade leather belt that doesn't fit.

Our handy belt measurement tips below will ensure you are well-equipped to place an order for the perfect belt size, whether it's a women's dress belt or a men's casual leather belt

How Far Should A Belt Stick Out?

Should I worry about the style factor when the loop sticks out further than I would like?

There is no one-size-fits-all belt sizing formula. Belts fit differently depending on user sizes and gear combinations. For instance, gun belts measure different standards than a regular size guide due to the flexibility of various holsters.

The intended use influences your choice of shapes and even material. The correct waist measurements are crucial when purchasing the basics that perfectly fit your pants size.

How do I balance shape and comfort? Ensure the belt fits snugly to keep your pants well in place. Measure the ideal length at home to avoid ordering dress belts that don't suit your waist size.

What Does “One Size” Mean In Belts?

Whether you want to buy a men’s or women's belt, it is advisable to consider the one size up rule for the ultimate circumference. The rule will help you to a belt that fits your pant waist precisely. Consider adding a size bigger to your pants measurement for an example belt size to make sure that it hugs your frame in a flattering way.

What Size Is A 34 Belt?

Men and women's belt sizes differ, not only in pant size, so how do I know what the S, M, L, and XL sizing represents?

It’s essential to make good use of a size chart.

You can choose a 34 belt, which fits in the medium category, which usually spans 32 to 42 inches.

Small sizes measure between 26 to 30 inches, while large sizes are around 46 to 50 inches.

Belts for men who wear a 34 measure 34 inches from the far end (all fashion rights reserved).

Avoid generalizing belt measurements as these vary considerably. Gun and horseriding belts come with different sizing, factoring in the thickness of the holsters, for example.

How To Measure The Right Size Belt

Ordering belts online for men can be easy if you take advantage of belts that you currently own. Estimate the ideal measurement by taking a non-stretch belt from your closet and placing it around your waist. Ensure that you thread it into all the belt loops on your pants to measure the right length.

Once you fit the belt into the best hole, take it off and lay it straight on a table. Use a tape measure to find its length (from your preferred hole to the buckle end). It is the best way to approximate a perfect fit for you.

You should also add a few inches to the total waist measurement, depending on the design you want to buy.

  • For standard belts, the one size up rule will ensure that you buy a perfect fit.
  • For gun belts, you might have to add several inches (from 3 "to 6 "), depending on the size of the holster.