Getting the waist taken in one inch should be fine. They'll have to relocate the center rear belt loop, but a decent tailor should be able to do that without a problem. Getting a size down would give you a smaller leg diameter, but it's a tiny difference between the individual inch sizes that we offer. I'd recommend going the tailoring route. Thank you! It's a great shirt for this hot-ass terrible weather that we're having. Enjoy it! You, sir, read my mind. We've had Tanner belts in stock for a few years and they're excellent for denim. But their "standard" belt it too thick for our Rivet Chinos and trousers. Our new belts are about 0.20" thinner than the Tanner Standards. They slide perfectly through both our chino and trouser belts. We used a solid one-piece brass buckle rather than a roller buckle. And we used a soft, yet very tough, chromexcel leather cut. Overall, the belt sits flatter on the pants and works with more styles. Like our penny loafers, they can be easily dressed up or down. I think that you guys will be delighted with them - they're really a great match for our collection. I should be able to get them online tomorrow. Thank you sir! Going for seven days in Vienna and Budapest. If they're any SF members in Wien, then holler at me! We're partying harder than hell at die schweitzerhaus one night.