While grocery shopping at Walmart yesterday, I bought myself a new belt.
I already own several, but the two I wear most often are showing a lot of wear - the holes are so stretched that they hang on the belt loops when I try to remove them.
The new belt fits - barely.
I think they have changed the way belts are labeled.
My jeans all have either a 36 or 38 inch waist, and in the past, a belt labeled 38 inches was more than long enough to fit. The belt I bought yesterday was labeled 40 inches, and it is just that, 40 inches long from buckle to tongue.
No, I didn't try it on at the store. Yes, I probably should have.
I can still wear it, but I may never get past the first hole.