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Sizing Issue (do NOT order one full size larger)
on December 4, 2012
I do have to agree with the other review that questions the size, and even though I will admit that I though that review was less of a review than a comment, it actually ends up being pretty valid. The sizing chart provided by Amazon shows the following: S: 29-31", M: 32-34", L: 36-38", XL: 40-42", XXL: 46-48", and XXXL: 50-52". This is a generalization, and it's stated there by Amazon as such. So I went ahead and ordered a Medium, thinking that I currently wear pants with a 32" waist, so that should be perfect, especially after reading the, "For a proper fit, order belts one full size larger than your normal waist size" in the product description. Do NOT order a full size larger! On the side of the box that the belts came in, it states the following: M: 34-36", L: 38-40", XL: 42-44" (this set apparently only comes in those three sizes). So the Medium is actually too large for me (well, the very last notch will fit me, but is still a little loose). So these belts actually run a little big. I already tried on the black one, and while it does look nice, it's already a little scuffed up from wearing it once (nothing too bad, but definitely more than I would expect from trying it on once). Amazon's return policy is usually pretty good, so I'll see if I can return it, but I'd feel better if I could return it in an un-used condition, so that someone could actually use it.
Wish I could give a more in-depth review as to the long term quality, but after considering #1 the fact that the size runs big, even after it states to order a full size larger (I really don't think I'm a Small with a 32" waist), and #2 the fact that after just trying it on once, there are already scuff marks, I really can't give it a score higher than 3 stars, and I think that's actually being a little generous.