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How to order the correct size belt


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Dec 21, 2009
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How to order the correct size belt seems to cause people unnecessary problems and results in my being asked the same question half a dozen times a week at least. Thanks to more than twenty years of solving this dilemma for my customers, I felt it worth sharing the solution with those of you facing such a decision or anyone who might be interested.

Taking a belt you use regularly, thread it through your preferred or current favourite trousers/denims. This will get around the problem of where on the body you are currently wearing them e.g. on the hips or waist which can make a difference of up to four inches.

Fasten it comfortably and in the preferred position on your waist noting carefully which hole you are using to fasten the buckle tongue through. This is usually obvious from the mark left by the buckle tongue from continued use.

Remove the belt and lay it flat on a table where you can now easily measure with a tape from the hole discussed above to where the leather turns through the buckle.

This measurement is the size of belt you need to order and the reason the measuring is only done to where the leather goes through the buckle is because the length of the buckle allows for length lost in fastening and the extra circumference needed to go around the waistband which more than often is an inch or so.

Hope this helps some or all of you and avoids needless disappointment and the tedious task of returning the goods.

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