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 With most people having bought processed leather belts from department stores most of their lives they may have never seen an authentic Full Grain leather belt. Much like manufactured furniture, genuine or bonded leather belts are made from leather by-products, and the result is a perfectly formed, although structurally weak, product.

Genuine Leather Belt is a Bit To Perfect

Genuine Leather is a processed leather product and a bit too perfect. It is also structurally weak and will not have the longevity of a Full Grain leather product.

Now, if you take a Full Grain hide and craft a belt out of it there are going to be some of the flaws and imperfections mother nature has left behind. Just like a solid wood piece of furniture has the grain and knots from the living tree it was carved from, a Full Grain leather belt is cut right from the hide and will show these same imperfections of nature!

Natural Wood with knots and scars
Just like real wood shown above, full grain leather also shows mother nature's marks.

Insect bites, cuts, scrapes, and bruises the animal acquired during its life will all come on that hide and is the mark of a quality Full Grain leather product.

Natural scars are a sign of the real deal! True Full Grain Leather.
Natural scars are a sign of the real deal! True Full Grain Leather.

Along with this is some variances in hide thickness. No hide is an equal thickness across the length of it so you may see some areas slightly thicker than others. This characteristic is entirely normal and is one of the desired traits of a Full Grain leather product. Since we do not see the point in removing leather from the belt (why make it thinner!) you can see variances in hide thickness.
Also color on our belts can vary from batch to batch. So many things come into play with colors that variations are expected. Again this is a sign of true Full Grain leather from natural hides and not processed leather.
 
So next time look for those small imperfections. A scar, a grain mark, a little imperfection...these all assure that you have purchased a top quality Full Grain leather belt that will last for decades and not just years.




Belt Sizing Instructions

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QUICK FIT:

BUY 2 SIZES LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 40 BELT

FOR SUPER EASY SIZE SELECTION SIMPLY PURCHASE TWO SIZES LARGER THAN THE MOST COMMON PANT SIZE YOU WEAR. 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.

Take your tape measure and measure from where the buckle meets the leather (do not include buckle length in measurement) to the hole you are currently wearing your belt in and make a note of how many inches to the hole:


Scroll down by 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
tab)

 


Now scroll down to the belt sizing chart and look for the measurement you got above and match it up with the measurement to the 4th hole in the chart.

If you are between measurements, size up one unless you plan on losing weight in which case size down one.

So for example: If you measured 37" to the hole, you are currently using purchase a 38" belt. If you measured 38" then bump up to the 40 belt.

Note that our belts are made by hand and variances in measurements can occur. They 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!

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