Tips for Finding Your Correct Size



Tip #1.  DO NOT assume you are the same size in Sansabelts as you are in another brand.  

Many of today's pants fasten under the belly, so you may be a size 36 in one brand, and wear a 40 in our slacks. Sansabelt slacks come up higher than most brands—typically to the belly button or just under, and that is also the  biggest part of your midsection.  So because Sansabelts fasten higher up than your other pants, they will require you measure first, to get your correct size.

Tip #2.  Measure: You need a cloth tape which you can buy for a dollar or two at any drugstore. 

Wrap the cloth tape around your midsection, approximately an inch below your belly button (this location will differ depending on whether you are long or short waisted).  Pull the tape measure snugly all around, but not so tight that you can’t slip a pinky between your skin and the tape. If you can, get someone to help or check a mirror to make sure the tape doesn't dip in the back.

Tip #3.  Order your first pair unhemmed.  

When you get that measurement, purchase your pants without alterations and leave the tags on so you can return or exchange them if they don't fit.  Once you know the size is good, we can always do alterations on future slacks for you, whether you want hemming, belt loops or both.

At Sansabelt, we follow the Jaymar Ruby classic fit pattern, so the fit will be the same every time.

Are you between sizes?

Many men are. We offer even sizes like most pant brands (except for 33 and 35 in a few fabrics).  If you measure 45 inches around the waist, for example, you have two choices.  If you don’t carry a lot of weight in your seat and thighs, we suggest going down to the next even size (buy the 44).  We put extra fabric in the back seam of all of our pants (between 2 ½ and 3 inches) so once you get them home they can easily be let out by a local tailor and they will look great.  If you carry weight in your seat area, and need a little extra room in that area, buy the 46 and have them taken in to a 45.   

Are we out of stock in your size? 

COVID-19 has impacted our ability to manufacture new slacks in the past year.  However, all of our pants are made to be let out at the back seam at least one full size (eg., 40 can become a 42) or taken in a full size, so grab what we have when it goes on sale and use the savings to get it tailored to fit.

Still nervous about ordering online?

Please note that we take great pains to protect your information. Your credit card is never stored in our server or anywhere on our website so we will always need you to provide it each time you order.  If getting the right size is your concern, since we are not in stores and you can't try anything on, buy your pants unaltered at a full 37 inches in length, and if they fit, have them hemmed by a local tailor.  

Can't give up your belt?

While our slacks will stay up beautifully without a belt, you may still be happier wearing one, even if it's loosely fastened.  We can add belt loops for a minimal charge or you can have it done yourself.  In the back pocket of every pair of slacks we place a roll of pre-sewn belt loop fabric for future use if you like. 

If you are a beltless kind of guy, please remove that roll from your back pocket before wearing your slacks.  Your chiropractor will thank you ;)

Still have questions about fit?  Please call me at 844 475-2257 and I can walk you through how to find your best fit the first time.

Please stay well!




  • Happy Wife

    YES, this is exactly what happened to us!! My husband wears a size 40 in Dockers but he loves not wearing a belt so I was so happy to find you. When we measured around his belly button he was nearly a size 44. He refused to believe he was that size but I bought them anyway and they fit great. I think he looks thinner. It still kills him he's not a 40 so I agreed to take out all the size tags for all future pair we buy from you :)

  • JAdams1943

    Same here. I'm a 50 in your pants and usually wear a 46 or 48. I had to get over my ego. Once I did, I'm never going back to belted low rise pants!

  • Kathy

    Happy to hear we women aren't the only ones who freak out about taking a bigger size. But with Sansabelts, your new motto is "if the pants fit....wear 'em." Cheers, Kathy

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