Help answer questions Learn more. Make sure you are wearing pants that fit snugly and that you are measuring to the hole you use on the belt not to the end of the belt or to a different hole.
If you already have a belt that fits but aren't sure what size it is, you can measure it to determine your belt size for when you are ready to buy a new one. Do not measure the belt from end to end; this will not yield an accurate size to go by. Lay the belt out flat and measure from where the buckle attaches to the belt do not include the buckle itself in your measurement to the hole that you normally use.
Choose the belt size that most closely matches this number for a perfect fit. Since belts are usually sized by measuring from the buckle to the middle hole, you will probably find that the new belt fits best when you use the middle hole, not whichever hole you currently use on your existing belt. One way for men to determine which belt size to choose is to buy a belt that is one to two inches larger than your current pants size, since men's pants sizes are labeled according to waist measurement, like men's belts.
For example, if you wear a size 34 pants, you could order a size 36 belt. If you wear odd-size pants, such as 35, you would still choose a size 36 belt as that is one inch larger.
Moving up to a 38 would mean a belt that was three inches larger than your pants size and most likely too big. Measuring an existing belt or going by women's pants size will not work the same as it does for men, because women's belts and pants are not sized according to waist measurement.
For example, a woman with a inch waist will wear approximately size 10 pants - not size Similarly, women's belts are generally labeled with small, medium, large, etc. Further complicating the matter is the fact that different manufacturers - of both pants and belts - have different guidelines for what constitutes which size. However, there are some general guidelines you can go by to choose the best fit.
Choosing the right size is only part of the equation - you must also choose the right belt style for you. Men's belts come in two basic types: The way to tell the difference is by checking the width of the belt. A good rule of thumb is to literally use your thumb. If the belt is about the same width as your thumb, it's a dress belt. If it's wider, the belt is casual. Formal or dress belts will also usually be glossy or reflective, while casual belts will have flatter or more muted finishes.
A complete men's wardrobe should include at least one of each. Although men's belts come in a wide array of colors, if you aren't sure what you need, just focus on three main colors: Ideally, your wardrobe would include a formal and a casual belt in each of these three colors, but if you want to focus on just one or two, go with a black dress belt and a brown or tan casual belt.
You can also find attractive reversible belts that are two colors in one - for example, black on one side and tan on the other side. Typically, women's belts come in a much broader range of colors, styles, and materials than men's belts. Rather than choosing between formal and casual, women's choices run the gamut from dressy to casual, contemporary urban to feminine, vintage to western, and more. Basically, the type of women's belt you choose depends on the overall look you are going for.
Measure from the base of the buckle prong to the center hole. Use the measurement that you found to order a belt. The number in inches that you found for the measurement of the belt will be the size you use for ordering your new belt.
For example, if the measurement number is 34 inches A correctly fitted belt is usually sized to the center hole. If you are using the first hole on the belt, consider moving down a belt size to a Use an existing pair of pants. Alternatively, you can use a pair of jeans that fits you one that is measured numerically by waist size in inches and use that measurement to determine your belt size.
Simply add two inches to the size of the pants and use that as your belt size. Enlist the help of a tailor. If you want to make sure you find out what your true belt size is with no mistakes, find a professional tailor or clothing store employee to help you determine your measurements.
A trained tailor will be able to help you get an accurate measurement for your belt size with no margin for error. Search the internet for tailors in your area. Make sure you wear pants that fit snugly when you go to get measured.
Let the professional tailor measure your waist with a fabric tape measure. They will tell you how to stand and help you find the right measurement for your belt. Be sure to stand normally and breathe normally so that the tailor can get an accurate measurement. Use the measurement number the tailor gives you to order a new belt that fits properly.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. I measured both ways and I get actually very different results 4 inch more when measuring around the waist compared to measuring my other belts. Anyone else getting this? You should get very similar measurements when using these two methods - perhaps as much as two inches different, but not more. Make sure you are wearing pants that fit snugly and that you are measuring to the hole you use on the belt not to the end of the belt or to a different hole.
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MEN'S BELTS SIZE GUIDE ASOS OWN BUY MEN'S BELTS Buy the same size as your ASOS own buy trousers. One way for men to determine which belt size to choose is to buy a belt that is one to two inches larger than your current pants size, since men's pants sizes are labeled according to waist measurement, like men's belts. For example, if you wear a size 34 pants, you could order a size 36 belt. Women wear their belts in many different ways, and this affect the belt size/length needed. But on this page you find a general belt size chart that, that will tell you wich belt size you need if you are wearing a "ordinary" belt with jeans or other trousers.