|VERY IMPORTANT — PLEASE READ
Dell's Leather Works Belt and Shoulder Strap Policy
— Directions for Sizing Belts and Shoulder Straps —
|DO NOT hesitate to call us at (845) 339-4916 if you need assistance.
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.
We 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 shipping.
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Use a fabric style tape measure (links are provided as example):
A. The Enlisted Officer shoulder strap comes with a hook for sizing – with 5 holes to use
B. Deluxe shoulder strap with buckle sizing – with 5 holes.
Please give a point-to-point measurement by using the directions below:
1 – 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.
2 – Put the sling over your right shoulder – putting it in place near your neck so as not to give it improper slack.
3 – 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.
4 – 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.
**All other measurements leave to us.
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