Sometimes I see men trying on the belts of my company. Many put a belt at the waist and immediately pulls so hard that their pants are able to get around. They are not sure which hole they should wear the belt on. They also do not know how much extra overlap they should have when the belt is closed. They do not know the right fit or size they need. It does not matter what material the band is made of. It can be basic leather or an exotic skin, like crocodile.
The first thing you need to do is feel your waist size. Of course we all like to cheat on it, but usually and for example, if you are a 34 inch waist, you can take a 36 inch belt or a 34 inch belt depending on how the belt is measured by the manufacturer.
Some companies measure their belts from end to end. Others measure from the end to the span beginning. Still, there is a third method of measuring from the holes of the holes to the beginning of the buckle. In my experience, the latest technology for measuring a belt is the best. It not only gives you the right belt, but because you start measuring in the middle hole you get the right fit.
What do I mean by fit? When you have a belt you want it to sit in the right place on the pants and have a certain overlap of the end of the tip to reach during the next belt loop. In this way, someone extra is kept down and not clapping around. If you measure from the center hole there will be exact overlap to reach the next belt loop with a small amount of tips peering out. Typically, 2-3 inches overlap the next available loop. This mounting gives your belt and pants a perfect presentation.
The next time you are in the market to buy a belt, remember to get your waist size correctly and then choose a belt that measures the waist size from the middle hole to start the buckle. If your body changes over time, you still have the flexibility of two holes on either side of the center to adjust. Let's just hope that the adjustment does not go in the larger direction.