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post #511 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

I realise this was for other customers not me - my apologies for butting in. My advice would be to measure a belt as per Method 1 in the guide here - its nearly infallable provided your not buying an L&R, Sam Browne or Garrison and they only need small tweaks. The trouser - belt size relationship depends on the accuracy of the trouser size, measuring a belt with a tape measure will give you a much better idea.

Hope that helps,

Charlie

Can you explain this sentence?

"Dont include the buckle, but measure from the very end of the leather where the buckle is to the hole you like the best."

So I measure from the leather hole that is normally used until where, the beginning of the buckle?
post #512 of 1086
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Can you explain this sentence?

"Dont include the buckle, but measure from the very end of the leather where the buckle is to the hole you like the best."

So I measure from the leather hole that is normally used until where, the beginning of the buckle?

Hole to the end of the leather.



So this one would be a 40".


Edited by patrick_b - 4/8/13 at 2:20pm
post #513 of 1086
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Can you explain this sentence?

"Dont include the buckle, but measure from the very end of the leather where the buckle is to the hole you like the best."

So I measure from the leather hole that is normally used until where, the beginning of the buckle?

From the leather hole normally in use to the very end of the leather at the buckle end. Dont measure to the very end of the buckle, just to the very end of the leather. I hope that makes sense? I'm not great at Photoshop or I'd draw a diagram

Charlie
post #514 of 1086
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Hole to the end of the leather.



So this one would be a 40".


I missed this - exactly as illustrated, that belt in our terms would be a 40"
post #515 of 1086

love this one
The Lined and Raised in Hazel - 1000 + stitches all by hand

post #516 of 1086
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Originally Posted by jeff1234 View Post

love this one

The Lined and Raised in Hazel - 1000 + stitches all by hand

Thank you - heres a photo + a British Racing Green version with an Aus Nut lining by way of variety :-)



post #517 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

I missed this - exactly as illustrated, that belt in our terms would be a 40"

Hey Charlie. I don't think that is an accurate picture of the whole measurement, but does have a good picture of where to start/stop measuring on the buckle end. That belt seems to have two buckle ends.
post #518 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Hey Charlie. I don't think that is an accurate picture of the whole measurement, but does have a good picture of where to start/stop measuring on the buckle end. That belt seems to have two buckle ends.

Hi Winston,

Your right, it does! I think Patrick was kindly trying to show where to stop at the buckle end though, which is the confusing bit! I'll try and post a set of photos of our own later if poss.

Charlie
post #519 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Hey Charlie. I don't think that is an accurate picture of the whole measurement, but does have a good picture of where to start/stop measuring on the buckle end. That belt seems to have two buckle ends.

I see that it starts where the buckle and leather meet. It doesn't show the other end.
post #520 of 1086
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I see that it starts where the buckle and leather meet. It doesn't show the other end.

The other end should be measure to the holed that you feel most comfortable using at the other end of the belt. Ideally once you have that measured that will be the middle hole on your new Equus belt and you will have a few tighter and looser holes on each end.
post #521 of 1086
Understood. Just wondering why the resulting measurement wouldn't always equal the size of your trousers.
post #522 of 1086
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Understood. Just wondering why the resulting measurement wouldn't always equal the size of your trousers.

Various reasons for this in my experience

1) Principally, trouser makers lie. Mens less so than womens I think, but never the less a 32" in one make wont necessarily fit like a 32" in another make so it makes using trouser sizes a bit of a gamble

2) Different types of trousers need different belt sizes. If I'm wearing cords I wear a belt 1 hole longer typically than chinos - the belt tells the story the trouser size doesnt in this case, the difference is external not internal so not reflected in the label size.

4) Everyone wears their trousers and belts differently, some low, some high, some tight, etc etc. A measurement of the belt tells the tale the trouser size doesnt. Using myself as an example, I tend to wear 32" trousers because I'm a 31" waist but the Scott I'm wearing right now is a 30 1/2" - I like to wear my belt quite tight for support and above my hips, I run quite a bit and am boney so its where a belt wants to sit on my body anyway. I'm sure there are lots of people who do it the other way around too.

All in all, I always say that a belt wont lie to you and is the best guide, though of course just using your trouser size will certainly produce a belt that works. Given we make everything to measure it always seems a shame to me to guess though when even a first belt from us can be pretty much spot on.

Hope that helps and makes sense!

Charlie
post #523 of 1086
Thread Starter 
For the sake of posterity, here are photos of how I got to 30 1/2"

Measuring from the hole I wear the belt on - this isnt the middle hole (I shrunk pre last marathon) and isnt the only hole I use, it depends on the trousers I'm wearing, but is on average what I use the most.



To the end of the leather at the buckle end



Given the 30 1/2 measurement, if I were to remake the belt (its my favourite and has covered a lot of miles with me so I'm not!) 30 1/2" would be the middle hole so it fitted just right and there was room for manoever in either direction.


Hope that helps,

Charlie
post #524 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

For the sake of posterity, here are photos of how I got to 30 1/2"

Measuring from the hole I wear the belt on - this isnt the middle hole (I shrunk pre last marathon) and isnt the only hole I use, it depends on the trousers I'm wearing, but is on average what I use the most.



To the end of the leather at the buckle end



Given the 30 1/2 measurement, if I were to remake the belt (its my favourite and has covered a lot of miles with me so I'm not!) 30 1/2" would be the middle hole so it fitted just right and there was room for manoever in either direction.


Hope that helps,

Charlie

Perfect.
post #525 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Hey Charlie. I don't think that is an accurate picture of the whole measurement, but does have a good picture of where to start/stop measuring on the buckle end. That belt seems to have two buckle ends.


 

I uploaded the wrong two images. I had one showing the entire belt. However, they do show where to measure from on the buckle end smile.gif

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