HOW TO MEASURE
To measure your feet stand on a level floor with the back of your heels against a straight edge or wallngest toe. Take the measurement (in millimeters) from the ruler where the flat edge crosses (see image below). This is your foot length measurement.
2. Selecting a shoe sizeIf your foot measurement is halfway between sizes, select the larger size.
You may find one foot is longer than the other, this is quite normal, please use the larger size when making your shoe size selection.
How to Measure Your Belt Size
The best way to know your belt size is to measure around your waist where your belt normally sits. If the measurement ends up to be an odd number, consider getting the next size available.
Remember: In measuring, remember not to measure the buckle of the belt. The measurement will not be accurate and will instead be a little longer than the right size for you.
1. Measure Your Own Size
Measuring the size of your waist using a tape measure, in the hip area where your belt usually sits, is still the most accurate way to determine your right belt size. Again, belt size is not the same as waist size.
Wear the bottom (jeans/pants/joggers) that you plan to use with the belt.
Find a measuring tape and loop it around your waist where you want to put the belt on. Keep the level around your hip or waist area.
Write down the waist/hip circumference based on your measurement and add 2-3 inches to this size. This is the general rule of thumb for finding your belt size.
2. Measure an Existing Belt
Measuring an existing belt that fits you nicely is another way to know your belt size.
Put the belt on an even surface with all the sides flat on the surface from buckle to end.
Using a measuring tape, start measuring your belt from left to right. This means, end of the buckle to the belt hole that you normally use.
While measuring the belt, remember to measure only from the end of the buckle and not from end to end since this will not yield an accurate result.
3. Measure Your Pants
This method is usually not as accurate as the other two ways to measure your belt size. But when you're in a hurry, this method could be used as an alternative since it still works in most belt sizes for men (and even some for women).
This method is also the easiest. The first thing that you need to do is find the pants that fit you nicely and identify its numeric size - usually based on waist measurement - such as 32, 34, 40. Just add 2-3 inches to that size to determine your belt size. If not convinced, you may opt to use any of the earlier options we've provided or use a belt size chart.
Most Important Things to be Known about Belt Sizes
The belt size is usually measured 2-3 inches bigger than your actual pants or waist size to accommodate the extra length in your pants. If your pants size is a 36", you can not go wrong with a size 38" belt.
If your pants/waist size is an odd size, like 27, for example, round it up to the nearest even number size, in this case, a size 30 belt instead of a 29.
Belts usually contain five holes to stick the prong. A perfect fitting belt should let you stick the prong on the third hole. The perfect belt size should also be looped only for one to two times.
In the United States, most belt sizes are measured in inches, although some shops also provide general XS, S, M, L, XL sizing. European countries, meanwhile use centimeters in the belt measurements.