Size Guide for belts
We understand that choosing the right belt size can be tricky as different manufacturers use different standards to measure the belt size. At Koala Wears, we use the international standard as our size guide which is the most reliable way to measure belts across the globe. For all our belts waist size is measured from where the buckle attaches to the belt to the center/middle hole of the belt. It is measured in inches.
When purchasing a belt please note that the pant size is not the same as the belt size. So please do not assume your belt size. Also, do not measure the belt from end to end. You will not get the accurate size that way.
An easy way to find the right size belt is to simply “add 2” to your pant size. For example, if you wear a 34” waist pant, then a 36 belt size will be a safe bet. Most will find this simple formula works best for pants worn at a traditional height–close to the natural waistline. For a belt to wear with low rise trousers or jeans, consider adding 3 or 4 to your pant size.
Pant Size to Belt Size
- If your pants size = 32, choose belt size = 34
- If your pants size = 34, choose belt size = 36
- If your pants size = 36, choose belt size = 38
- If your pants size = 38, choose belt size = 40
Note: Belt Sizes above are in inches.
- 32 inches (has 7 holes: 29″, 30″, 31″, 32″, 33″, 34″, 35″)
- 34 inches (has 7 holes: 31″, 32″, 33″, 34″, 35″, 36″, 37″)
- 36 inches (has 7 holes: 33″, 34″, 35″, 36″, 37″, 38″, 39″)
- 38 inches (has 5 holes: 36″, 37″, 38″, 39″, 40″)
- 40 inches (has 5 holes: 38″, 39″, 40″, 41″, 42″)
- 42 inches (has 5 holes: 40″, 41″, 42″, 43″, 44″)
- 44 inches (has 5 holes: 42″, 43″, 44″, 45″, 46″)
- 46 inches (has 5 holes: 44″, 45″, 46″, 47″, 48″)
- 48 inches (has 5 holes: 46″, 47″, 48″, 49″, 50″)
How to measure your waist for right belt size
To measure your waist for optimal belt size, start by threading the measuring tape through the belt loops of your pants. It’s important to stand in a relaxed, natural position–do not push out your belly or suck it in–when taking the measurement. The measuring tape should be snug. Measure in inches and round to the nearest inch. If this length is 34 inches or ~86 cm, we recommend rounding up to the nearest available size: in this case 34 inches. If the length is 34.4 inches, we recommend rounding up to a size 36. If your sizing falls on an odd number round up to the nearest size. E.g. If your measurement is 33 inches, round up to size 34.
Always round up – Never down.
Over time, leather belts tend to stretch. Braided belts even more so. It’s good to keep in mind that a belt that fits snug initially will likely wear more comfortably down the road.