NOTE: Please take extra
care and follow these easy directions for sizing your belt.
Military belts worn in the 19th century were
generally worn around the wearer's navel area. If you are ordering
your belt for Civil War reenacting, you should measure accurately
the full distance (point-to-point circumference) around your naval
area with a cloth tape measure and preferably with your uniform on
the way you would be wearing it (including a sash if applicable). Please
do not send us your modern jeans
waist size for a belt worn for military use! Do not include the buckle in your
measurement. We will make all necessary adjustments.
If you are ordering a belt specifically to be worn
with modern civilian casual wear (jeans), then you must measure
the circumference of your waist only, point-to-point.
will not be responsible for belt returns that are too small due to
customer measurement error. So please be sure to follow the
directions above. There is no charge for shortening your Dell's
Leather Works belts, however, the customer is responsible for
fabric style tape measure (links are provided as example):
Officer shoulder strap comes with a hook for sizing with 5
holes to use
shoulder strap with buckle sizing with 5 holes.
a point-to-point measurement by using the directions below:
Start your measurement at approximately 8" to the left side of
your navel. It should sit on your left hip.**
If you are larger than a 48" waist, you may need to add another inch
so it hangs properly from your left hip in front around to the same left
hip in the back, still keeping level with your navel.
Put the sling over your right shoulder putting it in place near
your neck so as not to give it improper slack.
Finish the measurement at your back left hip to the left of your
spine, again in line with your navel. This is where the sling hooks on the
back of the belt. It should be in line with the buttons on the back of
your frock, which is where the belt is supposed to sit.
An approximate guide number for shorter reenacters is about 42",
and up to 46-47" for an average reenacter, right up to 50" if
you are heavier. We can cut them any way you wish.
other measurements leave to us.