OBTAINING YOUR CORRECT BELT SIZE
The most accurate way to obtain your correct belt size is to select the most comfortable, non stretching belt that you own. Lay the fully extended belt on a flat surface. Measure the distance, in inches, from the hole that you use to the fold around the buckle. Do not measure the distance across the buckle. This number is your correct belt size. Do not rely on the size stamped into the belt lining.
Some people simply add one or two inches to their waist size to obtain their belt size.