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Fashion Belts for Men

Updated on May 11, 2009

How to choose the right belt for you?

When Choosing a belt it's important to know how Belts are normally measured and labeled for size. Most Belts are normally measured from where the belt leather folds at the buckle end to the middle hole at the tip end and are usually stamped on the back of the belt with the size example 32, 34, 36 etc.

Many Womens Belts are marked with a letter such as XS, S, M, L, or XL in general, those sizes would be: Womens Size Scale XS = 24" - 26" Men's Size Scale S = 30" - 34" S = 28" - 30" M = 34" - 36" M = 32" - 34" L = 38" - 40" L = 36" - 38" XL = 42" - 44" XL = 38" - 40" XXL = 46" - 48"

For most belts measured using the above formula you would want to choose your belt Apx. 2" larger than your waist measurement, of course would suggest to measure your waist at the level where you would wear your belt.

Some people will measure the overall legnth of their current belt "tip to tip" but this does not always accurately help you to tell which size belt you need as of the difference in lengths of different buckles.

On some belts which are made before a buckle is attached you may need to buy your belt the same size as your waist or pants size, this would be the case where the belt is a certain size but has a large - long buckle added to it, a large buckle can add over 2 inches to the belts size so as an example a size 34" belt could become a size 36" or even larger.

The best General rule of thumb is that you should buy your belt 2" larger than your waist - pants size, but you should never hesitate to ask questions when in doubt.

Armani Designer Belt
Armani Designer Belt
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Hugo Boss Designer Belt
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Gucci Designer Belt
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Prada Designer Belt

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