I believe you should adjust your sizing for this belt, it is catorized as a waist belt . So based on your sizing quidelines with a 5 hole belt the measurements for this belt should be as followes; xs - 27 , s- 29 , m- 31 , large - 33 inches. What you should under this belt category is : xs - 29, s, 31, m-33, large- 35. This is not accurate. I ordered a medium and the sizing from the middle hole to pin is 31inches. Not what was listed in the description of the item. Please correct . and perhaps you might not see returns on this item. As with all their items, this is a beautifully crafted simple elegant belt ( I love it) , but I was disappointed to see it doesn't fit me ( and it should based on their sizing for this item). Please correct the sizing for this item. I'm now waiting on the large to see if this item was simply missized or it's the sizing guideline for the item that requires correcting. Either way I suspect B-low the belt people will make it right.