To determine your size, please take a belt you own and measure the distance from the buckle end to the hole you are using today. Do not include the buckle itself. DO NOT go by a number printed on the back of your belt. Other manufacturer’s numbers may vary and your belt may have stretched with use if you are ready for a new one so don't worry about "Overall" length. Do not guess at the waist size of someone you have not seen for 2 years. I measure on this end, and you measure on your end. Women may wear pants lower on their hips. So, women, decide where you want to wear it and measure that length. There is no way to figure it out using your waist size. TO INSURE SATISFACTION ACTUALLY MEASURE, DO NOT GUESS OR ASSUME. CUSTOM MADE BELTS ARE NOT RETURNABLE.