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To show you how true-to-size that Preston is with their belts, we have photographed the measurement of a size "32" Lighthouse Belt. Starting the measurement with the beginning of the brass belt buckle, you can see that the "32-inch" mark is well inside all of the 5 holes. This means that anyone with a "true" 32-inch waist, accurately mesured with a cloth tape measure, will be a perfect fit with this belt.
Conversely, if you are basing your 32-inch waist on "pants size" or "present belt size," your waist size is probably higher than you think, 34-inch or possibly even 36-inch.
We do get many customers exchanging their first belt for a SMALLER size, mainly because someone told them to go "one size up" when ordering a belt. This is not necessary with the accuracy of Preston belts, especially if you know your exact waist size (from a cloth tape measurement).
If you do have any questions about measuring for your belt size, you are welcome to e-mail us, or call us at 508-398-9790.