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How to Measure Your Belt and Waist Size: A Step-by-Step Guide by Kakadu Traders Australia

melissa whillas

Posted on May 23 2023

How to Measure Your Belt and Waist Size: A Step-by-Step Guide by Kakadu Traders Australia

Finding the perfect belt size is key not only to comfort but also to the durability and functionality of the belt itself. At Kakadu Traders Australia, where we pride ourselves on crafting rugged, reliable gear for all your adventures, getting the right belt fit is fundamental. This guide will walk you through the steps to ensure you select the right belt for your needs, emphasizing the practical craftsmanship of our products.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

To start, you’ll need a flexible measuring tape. If you don’t have one, a piece of string and a ruler will do just fine.

Step 2: Decide Where You Wear Your Belt

Think about whether your belt will sit on your hips or waist. This will affect the size you need, as these areas might differ in size.

Step 3: Measure an Existing Belt

If you have a belt that fits well, lay it on a flat surface. Measure from the point where the buckle meets the leather to the hole you use most often. This gives you your belt length.

Step 4: Measure Your Body

Wrap the measuring tape around your waist or hips where your belt would normally sit. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight and that it’s parallel to the floor for accuracy.

Step 5: Understand CM vs. Inches

Belts are typically sized in inches in the USA. If your measurement is in centimeters, simply convert it by dividing by 2.54 to get your size in inches.

Step 6: Consult a Belt Size Chart

Use a belt size chart to translate your measurement into the appropriate belt size. Our size charts cater to a range of body types and sizes, ensuring you find the perfect fit.

A Handy Conversion Size Chart

 Mens Belt Sizing

European Belt Size (cm)

International Size MEN

Waist Size (cm)

US Belt Size (inches)

Waist Size (inches)

Jeans Size

70

-

-

-

-

-

75

XS

67-71

30″

27-28

28

80

S

72-76

32″

29-30

30

85

S/M

77-81

34“

31-32

32

90

M

82-86

36“

33-34

34

95

M/L

87-91

38“

35-36

36

100

L

92-96

40“

37-38

38

105

XL

97-101

42“

39-40

40

110

XL

102-106

44“

41-42

42

 

Use the measurements you obtained to determine your belt size. Most belts are sized in inches, so round your waist or hip measurement up to the nearest inch.

Step 7: Consider a 7-Hole Belt

For those who experience weight fluctuations or prefer a more adjustable fit, a 7-hole belt is ideal. It offers more flexibility than the standard 5-hole belt, allowing for better adjustments over time.

Step 8: Try It On

After purchasing, try on the belt using the middle hole. It should feel comfortable, not restrictive, allowing for slight adjustments either tighter or looser.

Why Measure for a Belt?

A well-fitting belt is more than a utility; it’s an expression of style and function. As with all Kakadu Traders products, our belts are designed to withstand the elements and time, crafted from premium materials that reflect our commitment to quality. Measuring properly ensures your belt complements your outdoor activities and daily wear without compromise.

Visit Kakadu Traders for Your Ideal Belt

Now equipped with how to measure for a belt, explore our collection designed to meet the needs of adventurers and fashion-forward individuals alike. From rugged outdoor expeditions to casual everyday wear, find a belt that stands up to the challenges of your lifestyle.

Our guide ensures that whether you're facing the great outdoors or the urban jungle, you have a belt that's not just an accessory but a reliable addition to your gear. Dive into our collection today and experience the perfect blend of style, function, and durability that Kakadu Traders Australia is known for.

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