How To Choose A Tool Belt Size
If you are considering buying your first Occidental Leather Tool Belt System or replacing an old friend that has been with you for years you may need to resize the tool belt. Here is how it can easily be done.
Place your existing tool belt in a straight line and measure from the end of the buckle to the most commonly used hole. Select the belt size (by midpoint) that is closest to your measurement. If you do not currently have a tool belt to measure, you can get an approximate tool belt size by adding 4” to your pant waist size.
|Midpoint Measurement||Approx Pant Waist||Tool Belt Size|
|34″||29″ to 32″||Small|
|37″||33″ to 35″||Medium|
|41″||36″ to 39″||Large|
|45″||40″ to 44″||X-Large|
|49″||45″ to 49″||XX-Large|
|53″||50″ to 54″||XXX-Large*|
*XXX-Large only available in 5035 Series Tools Belts
Tool Belt Size Considerations
The 5035 all leather belt series will stretch ½” to ¾” during the break in period and the 8003 leather/nylon belt will stretch ¼” to ½”.
If you use Occidental Leather 9008 Hip Buddies, 5005 Belt Liner w/Sheepskin, or 5006 Hip Pads w/Sheepskin you will need to add 1” to 2” to the belt length you need.
Heavy Winter Clothing
In many areas of the country customers wear coveralls in the winter when work requires them to be outside. This could add several inches to the belt size you may need. In this case, purchasing a second “Winter Belt” may be a good option.
In any case thank you in advance for buying a handmade USA product.