Determining Center Hole Belt Measurement -

(the size we need when you place your order)


Use this measurement when ordering a belt WITH a buckle:

Leather Belt with Buckle Measurement

 

To get the proper length belt, measure your old belt from the end of the buckle to the hole you use most. This is your "Center Hole Length" and will be used to make your new belt as shown on the diagram. This will make your new belt fit properly on the center hole.

You can measure by laying your current belt out flat on a table, and measure from the inside edge of the buckle away from the hinge to the hole that you currently use.

If you have a Western type buckle or Trophy buckle, measure the length of the belt you are now using, from the prong (or pin) on the back of the buckle, to the hole in the belt that you normally use. Your new belt will be made using this length so that your new belt will be worn on the middle hole as shown in the diagram.

It is important that the inside length of the buckle be included in the measurement. Please do not assume the size shown on your current belt is correct.

From this center hole our belts have two punched holes longer (at one inch increments) and two punched holes shorter (at one inch increments); A total of five holes. This arrangement gives you the widest relevant range in adjusting your belt. You can also request seven holes or more. Normally on belts over 50 inches seven holes are used.

Also from the last long hole to the tip of the belt end is 4". Additional length may be added depending on the design of the belt.


Use this measurement when ordering a belt WITHOUT a buckle:

Leather Belt without buckle Measurement

When ordering a leather belt without a buckle I will need your Center Hole Length Measurement. Your "Center Hole Length" for a belt without a buckle is the length from where the belt folds over the buckle (inside dimension) to the hole you use the most.  Again measure from inside the fold (not outside) to the most used hole.  This is your "Center Hole Length" and will be used to make your new belt as shown on the diagram. This will make your new belt fit properly on the center hole.If you anticipate a change in your waist size, you can add or subtract one inch from this measurement.

REALIZE that attaching your buckle will make the belt longer so you must take the buckle length into consideration when determining your overall belt length. Since I don't have your buckle it is up to you to allow for this.   On Trophy or Western type buckles it is the distance from where the leather attaches to where the pin is.

On your new belt, that same dimension will be the measurement from where the buckle attaches to the belt to the center hole. From this center hole our belts have two punched holes longer (at one inch increments) and two punched holes shorter (at one inch increments); A total of five holes. This arrangement gives you the widest relevant range in adjusting your belt. You can also request seven holes or more. Normally on belts over 50 inches seven holes are used.

Also from the last long hole to the tip of the belt end is 4". Additional length may be added depending on the design of the belt.

It is most common for a belt size to be 3"-4" larger than a pants size. This is because a pants size is a measurement of you, while a belt size is a measurement of you with a layer of fabric (your pants) wrapped around you.

If you would like any assistance in the measuring process, please feel free to call us.