An important thing to remember is that while a belt helps to hold up your pants, your trousers need to fit properly in the waist to begin with. Pants made for belts, on the other hand, hug the waist more snugly than those that take suspenders. Learn how your comment data is processed. A good belt can sustain you through years of regular use.
Men on either end of this spectrum will have to order online where brands tend to stock more sizes , get a custom-made belt, or simply forgo a belt and wear braces.
Therefore, if you were to measure your own waist and then go buy a belt using that measurement as a baseline, you will end up with a belt much longer than you need.
Save yourself the hassle and just look at the size tag on your best fitting pair of pants and just go from there. An important thing to remember is that while a belt helps to hold up your pants, your trousers need to fit properly in the waist to begin with.
You need a tailor. The common sartorial rule dictates that trousers made for belts that is, ones with belt loops should not be worn with braces, even if those trousers also have proper brace buttons inside the waistband.
While we agree with this rule to a limited extent from an aesthetic perspective, it makes plenty of sense functionally. As it relates to your trouser waist and proper sizing, there is indeed a difference between how belt trousers should fit versus suspender trousers. Trousers made for braces are generally made a bit bigger in the waist. We speak from personal experience when we say that this is incredibly comfortable and allows for great freedom of movement. Pants made for belts, on the other hand, hug the waist more snugly than those that take suspenders.
This allows you to put on a belt and still have your pant waistband lay flat and smooth against your body. Again, you should not look like a sack of potatoes in your trousers.
Getting the proper belt size is really as easy as trying one on in a store. Wear pants that fit well. Put on a pair of jeans or pants that you will wear frequently with a belt. These pants should not be too loose or too tight so that you will be able to get an accurate measurement of your waist.
You want to get a belt that will fit with the pants you normally wear. Use a fabric measuring tape. While you are wearing the pants, thread a fabric measuring tape through the belt loops of the pants.
Pinch the two sides together where they meet in front. This number will be your normal waist measurement. The measuring tape should expand slightly.
Check to make sure that the measuring tape is in the middle or bottom of the belt holes, instead of flush with the top. Read the measurement in the mirror or mark the point where the two sides of the measuring tape meet with a safety pin. Remove the tape from the loops and read the measurement. Add two inches to the measurement. This is your belt size. You need to add two inches because the measurement of your waist only accounts for the direct circumference of your waist.
But the length of a belt does more than that — it includes additional length that must overlap to a certain extent at the buckle. The two added inches give you the wiggle room you need for a well-fitting belt.
Consult a universal size chart. Since many belts are sold by size small, medium, large, etc. Find a belt that fits. Take a belt that fits well — either one that you already have or go to a clothing store and try on belts until you find one that fits the way you want it to. You want the belt to have several notches on each side of the notch you use. Spread the belt out flat. Put the belt on a flat surface like a table or on the floor. Grab a retractable measuring tape or a fabric measuring tape.
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.
The most accurate way to measure the circumference of a belt is with a v belt measuring tool or using a cloth tape measure (Not a steel tape measure or ruler). An additional option is to wrap a small diameter string/rope around the belt, then measure the length of the string. To get the best fit when buying a belt on-line, it is important to select the correct size based upon an accurate measurement. Your belt size is not the same as your pants or waist size. V-Belt Size Cross Reference Charts. Belt Cross Reference Guide rutor-org.ga is a free v-belt cross reference rutor-org.ga have taken OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer belt part numbers and cross referenced them into aftermarket v-belt numbers.