How do you Size a Belt?
We're going into detail about all of the things to consider before making a belt. An easy way to determine belt size is to simply “add 2″ to your off-the-rack trouser size. For example, if you wear a 36” waist trouser, then a 38 belt size will be a safe bet. That is not the best way though. A better more accurate way is to measure a belt you currently wear. Measure from the turnback (leather wraps around the buckle) to the hole you or your customer are currently using.
When you have that measurement, you will use that to construct the new belt. From the turnback you will use your measurement to mark the center hole on the new belt.