How to Measure Your Belt Size: A Guide to Perfect Fitting Belts

BY DAVID 01.30.24
When it comes to belts, getting the right size is crucial for both comfort and style. Unlike clothing sizes, which can vary significantly between brands, belt sizes are more standardized and are typically measured in inches. At Rivithead, we understand the importance of a perfectly fitting belt, and that's why we measure our rocker style belts in inches. Here's a simple guide to help you measure your belt size accurately.

Step-by-Step Guide to Measuring Your Belt Size

Find a Belt That Fits Well: Start by choosing a belt from your wardrobe that fits you comfortably and suits your style.

Locate the Fold and the Hole: Lay the belt on a flat surface. Identify the fold at the buckle end of the belt (where the buckle is attached to the belt) and the hole you commonly use.

Measure the Length: Using a tape measure, measure the distance from the fold at the buckle to the hole you use. Ensure the tape measure is flat against the belt for accuracy. This measurement is your belt size.

Check the Measurement: The number you get (in inches) is the size you should look for when purchasing a new belt. For instance, if the measurement is 34 inches, then your belt size is 34.

Why Measuring is Essential

The most common mistake people make when buying a belt is assuming that their belt size is the same as their pant size. However, this is not always the case. The size of your pants does not always correlate with the size of your belt, and relying solely on pant size can lead to an ill-fitting belt. To ensure the best fit, measuring is key.

Tips for Accurate Measurement

Use a Flexible Tape Measure: A cloth measuring tape is more flexible and can easily wrap around the belt, providing a more accurate measurement.

Measure in Inches: Ensure your tape measure is in inches, as Rivithead belts are sized this way.

Don't Use the Overall Belt Length: Avoid measuring the entire length of the belt from end to end, as this will not give you an accurate size for fitting.

Consider the Fit: If you're between sizes or prefer a looser fit, consider going one size up.

Measuring your belt size is a quick and easy process that can save you time and ensure you get a belt that fits perfectly. Remember, the key to a well-fitting belt is not your pant size but the measurement from the buckle fold to the hole you use. By following these simple steps, you can confidently choose the right size belt for any occasion.
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