Sizing chart

How to Measure a Belt

Measuring a well-fitting belt you already own is the best way to determine your belt size. Lay the belt on a clean, flat surface. Start the tape measure at the hole you use and measure to the end of the belt, where it meets the buckle. Belts are measured in inches and you should round to the nearest inch. If you measure 36 inches, you will want to purchase a size 36 belt. 

How to Choose a Belt Size based on Pant Size

An easy way to determine belt size is to simply “add 2″ to your off-the-rack trouser size. For example, if you wear a 36” waist trouser, then a 38 belt size will be a safe bet. Most will find this simple formula works best for pants worn at a traditional height–close to the natural waistline. For a belt to wear with low rise trousers or jeans, consider adding 3 or 4 to your pant size.

How to Measure Your Body for Belt Size

To measure your body for optimal belt size, start by threading the tape measure through the belt loops of your trousers. It’s important to stand in a relaxed, natural position–do not push out your belly or suck it in–when taking the measurement. The measuring tape should be snug. Measure in inches and round to the nearest inch. Choose the belt size closest to this measurement.

Yaxa Product Dimensions

The Chicchan

Extra Small: 34" (85cm) - 30", 31", 32", 33", 34"
Small: 36" (90cm) - 32", 33", 34", 35", 36"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 33.5", 34.5", 35.5", 36.5", 37.5"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 38.5", 39.5", 40.5", 41.5", 42.5"

The Stela

Small: 36" (90cm) - 34", 35.25", 36.25", 37.25", 38.25"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 36", 37", 38", 39", 40.25"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 40.25", 41.25", 42.5", 43.25", 44.25"

The Quetzal

Small: 36" (90cm) - 33.5", 34.5", 35.5", 36.5", 37.5"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 35.5", 36.5", 37.5", 38.5", 39.5"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 39.5", 40.5", 41.5", 42.5", 43.5"

The Itzamná

Small: 36" (90cm) - 34", 35", 36", 37", 38"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 36", 37", 38", 39", 40"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 40.5", 41.5", 42.5", 43", 44"

The Tecun

Small: 36" (90cm) - 33.25", 34.25", 35", 36", 37"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 35.25", 36.25", 37.25", 38.25", 39.25"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 39.5", 40.5", 41.5", 42.5", 43.5"

The Kimi

Small: 36" (90cm) - 32", 33", 34", 35", 36"
Medium: 38" (95cm) - 33.5", 34.5", 35.5", 36.5", 37.5"
Large: 42" (105cm) - 38.5", 39.5", 40.5", 41.5", 42.5"

Yaxa is a fashion brand from Guatemala, bringing you handcrafted leather belts and accessories for the modern day traveler. Each piece is handwoven, handbranded and handmade by the Maya in the Guatemalan highlands.

Weaving was the means by which the Maya communicated their thoughts and feelings about the natural world, how stories were told, and histories recorded. Woven textiles and leather goods played a central role in civil and religious ceremonies. We hope that by highlighting and sharing these histories through our products, that it motivates those to travel and experience the many beauties that Guatemala has to offer. 

Our network of artisans we support are uplifted through our fair trade practices, as well as academic and healthcare initiatives put on by our network of partners; positively impacting the wider communities and living standards for the artisans and their families.  In addition, we are committed to our local partners and seek to create opportunities for our network of artisans on a regular basis as we are able to with the support of our customers. 

Our goal since day one here at Yaxa was not to build the biggest business, but a business with loyal customers who shop with us year-after-year, who we learn to know by name, and often become our friends. We talk a lot about being an uplifting company — through our product, our spirit, our generosity, and the value we create. We hope you feel that when you interact with us and wear our yaxa goods.