I'd add one thing to what Steve said. Ask the kiltmaker if they measure to the First (tightest), MIDDLE or Last hole on the strap. Since kilt straps typically have 5 holes that span 3", it's important to know which hole the kilt is SUPPOSED to fit in before ordering. Most kiltmakers will make the measurement given the MIDDLE hole on the strap to allow for 1.5" of Gain OR Loss. Other kiltmakers will make the measurements provided the TIGHTEST (first) hole on the strap to allow the wearer to gain up to 3" (but they won't be able to LOSE any weight).