Size Guide

With over 15 years of experience we hope we can help you find the perfect belt size! Below we have size charts and a video to help you along the way...even a link to our blog post explaining why choosing a belt size based on your trouser size is not always acurate.

BUT...If you need any help choosing your size please feel free to call us on +44 207 730 4000 (Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm GMT, Sunday 12pm-6pm GMT) or email elliot@elliotrhodes.com. We are always happy to help.

CHOOSING YOUR BELT SIZE BASED ON AN EXISTING BELT

This is the easiest way to ensure that you get your belt size spot on. It is much safer than looking at the waist size indicated on trousers as those are generally not accurate and tend to underestimate waist sizes.

Here's a video explaining how to do this:

To choose your size based on an existing belt simply take a tape measure and follow the steps below:

1) Take the belt that fits you best and measure in centimetres the whole leather length – as shown:

How to measure your belt

2) From this measurement simply subtract 15cm. This is your actual waist size and therefore the size you need to order! For example if your existing belt measurement is 100cm end to end you need to order Size 85. 

If your current belt (the one you measured) is currently either too short or too long for you then add or subtract some length accordingly.

If your precise requirement falls between sizes (in other words you need a size that is not on our dropdown menu) not a problem, we can make your belt precisely to any measurement. Simply scroll to the bottom of the dropdown size menu and select 'I would like a custom size' and type your specific request in the box that appears. As an example, if your current belt measures 102cm end to end, after subtracting 15cm you will be left with 87cm, so just put that you would like a belt size 87cm!

There is a ‘customer note’ field on each product page where you can add any comments you may have before adding your belt to the basket. Please feel free to use that section for your specific requests.

Please remember that your belts can be resized at any time (made smaller) but unfortunately we cannot make them grow any bigger! So if you’re not sure, always go for a size bigger and leave a note for us to make extra holes. If it is too big then just send it back for us to adjust.

Elliot Rhodes belts come with three holes positioned at a distance of 15cm, 17.5cm and 20cm away from the tip. For Internet orders by default we also punch an extra hole for greater size flexibility.  

If you need any help choosing your perfect size please call us on +44 207 730 4000 (Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm GMT, Sunday 12pm-6pm GMT) or email elliot@elliotrhodes.com 

Choosing Your Belt Size Based On Your Clothing Size

Follow the tables below to find your size. 

Please remember that your belts can be resized at any time (made smaller) but unfortunately we cannot make them grow any bigger! So if you’re not sure, always go for a size bigger and leave a note for us to make extra holes. If it is too big then just send it back for us to adjust.  

WOMEN'S SIZES

Your clothing size Recommended belt size
 UK USA France Jeans Size for high waist belt Size for regular fit belt Size for hips belt
6 2 34 24-26" 65 70 75
8 4 36 26-28" 70 75 80
10 6 38 28-30" 75 80 85
12 8 40 30-32" 80 85 90
14 10 42 32-34" 85 90 95
16 12 44 34-36" 90 95 100
18 14 46 36-38" 95 100 105
20 16 48 38-40" 100 105 110
22 18 50 40-42" 105 110 115
24 20 52 42-44" 110 115 120
26 22 54 44-46" 115 120

MEN'S SIZES

Waist size Recommended belt size
Waist size Europe Size for classic cut trousers and jeans Size for lower cut trousers and jeans
24-26" 42 70 75
26-28" 44 75 80
28-30" 46 80 75
30-32" 48 85 90
32-34" 50 90 95
34-36" 52 100 105
36-38" 54 100 105
38-40" 56 105 110
40-42" 58 110 115
42-44" 60 115 120
44-46" 62 120

We have prepared these tables to guide you through the sizing process – if you follow this you should receive a belt that fits you perfectly. However remember you can always leave us comments when ordering specifying any additional requirements you may have.

More tips for choosing the perfect belt size

How will I wear this belt?

Waist? Hips? Both? On jeans or on thinner fabric? Jeans are heavier than other fabrics so allow for this...see our size chart for further guidance.

Do I like long tips or short tips?

This is the length of the belt tip once the belt is buckled up. As standard we size to the first of the 3 holes (the one nearest the tip) which gives a good length tip. With bigger/chunkier buckles we prefer in general to size the belt a little longer to the middle of the 3 holes as this gives a better look to the belt. We don’t like the tip to look too short relative to the buckle.

Belt Holes

All Elliot Rhodes belts come with three holes positioned at a distance of 15cm, 17.5cm and 20cm away from the tip (The holes are 2.5cm / 1” apart). For Internet orders by default we also punch an extra hole for greater size flexibility at 22.5cm from the tip. 

Why your jeans/trouser size will probably not be your belt size!

You may want to read this helpful blog post which goes into the reasons why using your trouser size to choose your belt size may be misleading...

Belt and trouser sizes