Smathers & Branson Sizing Chart
Smathers & Branson belts are based on traditional belt sizing and use the actual wearable distance around the waist as the measurement. Please do not go off of other company's belt sizes as they often measure their belts differently.
Here are 3 options for determining an accurate S&B belt size.
Option 1: Measuring Your Belt Size with a Tape Measure
To obtain the most precise belt size, measure through the recipient's belt loops when they are wearing the pants they plan to wear the belt with and pull the tape measure taut, like you would a belt. This measurement will be the ideal S&B belt size. If the measurement is in between sizes, round up to the next size. This option works for both men and women.
Option 2: Measuring Your Belt Size with an Existing Belt
To obtain an accurate belt size, measure an existing belt from where the leather starts to the hole the recipient wears the most. If they wear the belt on multiple holes, measure to the larger hole. This measurement will be the ideal S&B belt size. If the measurement is in between sizes, round up to the next size. If you are measuring a belt with a buckle longer than 1.5", round up to the next size. This option works for both men and women.
Option 3: Basing Belt Size from Men's Pant Size
The simplest way to determine the belt size is to add 2-3 inches to the men's pant waist size. For example, if the recipient wears a 36" waist pant, then a 38" belt will probably be the right fit. If the recipient wears multiple pant sizes, use the largest size to calculate the correct belt size. Most will find this formula works best for chino style pants worn at a traditional height - close to the natural waistline. For a belt to wear with low rise pants or jeans, consider adding 3 or 4 inches to the pant size. This method is intended for men only. This is a less reliable way to calculate the size compared to the previous two.