When I make the belts, I normally add 5-6 inches to your current size. That has worked for the past year and a half for making belts. In the last run I have had to redo about half the belts. Here is where I think the problem might be. Most have been giving me the pants size. But the belt really isn't worn that low. Its more on the lower gut I think. And some of us have a little more ....muscle.....yeah thats it! In that area..lol. So if you are thinking of getting a belt made later in the year or whenever, just keep that in mind. Thanks all..