At Hanks Belts, we focus a lot on the leather. We can make the best belts in the world but if we use inferior leather none of that matters.
One of our premium belts, The Premier Double Leather Belt, we say we use Hand Burnished leather. Well, a lot of people may not know what it is but it makes the belt...it also makes it one of our higher priced belts. But boy is it gorgeous!
With Hand Burnished leather the hides go through a final step called burnishing. The heat and friction in this process patinas the leather and brings the oils to the surface.
This brings out all the characteristics of premium Full Grain leather. You can see all the grain and marks that set Full Grain Leather apart from the rest.
Here is a video clip of the process in action:
That may look easy but believe me, it is not! The leather craftsman doing this process has been doing it for over 20 years and is one of the best. Most people couldn't even hold onto the hide!
It's steps like these that make for true heirloom quality belts that are built to last for decades and not just months. This is leather tanned to last and be something you are proud to wear and can pass on down to someone.
You won't find belts made from these hides in any Big Box store. So head on over to HanksBelts.com and check out all the USA Made Full Grain Leather Belts!
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If you are using your belt to carry a firearm
BUY 2 SIZES LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 40 BELT
For use without carrying items on the belt.
BUY 1 SIZE LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 38 BELT
THIS RESULTS IN A GREAT FIT OVER 95% OF THE TIME.
100% PERFECT FIT:
MEASURE A BELT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WEARING
This is super easy to do, only takes a few minutes, and virtually guarantees a perfect fit. Just follow the below instructions and make sure the belt you measure fits you well the way you will be using it with any gear attached.
Lay out your belt on a smooth flat surface. It is probably slightly curved but don't worry about that. Just measure through the curve.
Place a tape measure where the buckle meets the leather (do not include buckle length in measurement) and measure, in inches, to the hole you currently use to buckle your belt:
Scroll down to the description on the page and click on the tab that says "Additional
Sizing Help" (on mobile phones scroll down under the description, and you will see the
Now scroll down to the belt sizing chart and match the measurement you got above with the number in the "Measurement to the 4th Hole" column in the chart.
If you are between measurements, size up one unless you plan on losing weight in which case you should size down one.
For example, if you measured 37" to the hole you currently use you should purchase a 38" belt size. If you measured 38" you should purchase a 40" belt size.
Note that our belts are made by hand and variances in measurements can occur. Variances are slight, though, and will not affect the sizing.
That's it! Select your size, double check it is correct on the add to cart button, and add to cart.
And just to be safe, Hanks Belts offers free exchanges if needed, so you never have to worry about additional cost if you do order an incorrect size.