72 Smalldive Shop Guide: Sizing, Care, Materials, and FAQs

Welcome to our shopping guide Index for a seamless shopping experience. Use this essential information to enhance your shopping experience. Navigate our sizing guide for the perfect fit, explore insights into product care to keep your purchases in pristine condition, delve into the origin of our materials, and find quick answers to your questions in our FAQs. Your satisfaction is our priority, and this index is designed to empower you with the knowledge you need. Happy shopping!

Guide Index

Size Guide For Belts

Read complete belt size guide

This belt size guide is applicable to all genders. The information provided below will assist you in determining the belt size that suits you.

Illustration Of How A Belt Is Measured

Belt Measurement

The instruction is illustrated with Belt Size S 90/105

Our belt sizes are described in the format AB/AC. In this instance, AB is the length from A to B (90 cm), and AC is the length from A to C (105 cm). For a proper fit, the circumference of your waist + 2 inches should correspond to length AB. Always opt for the next larger size if the exact fit is unavailable. With woven, elastic, or casual belts, you may choose one size larger if you prefer a longer belt strap to be knotted after buckling up.

Another Quick Way To Determing Your Belt Size

Check the underside of your belt where the size is usually printed. Note that this method is not valid if size information is not printed on the belt or if your belt has been altered before.

Using Garment Sizes As a Reference

The chart below matches the various ready-to-wear garment sizes with our suggested belt sizes. It is important to note that Ready-To-Wear (RTW) sizing varies significantly among garment manufacturers. For a more accurate measurement, determine your belt size by measuring waist girth or referring to belts you already own.

Belt Size Waist Inches/cm Pants UK JPN FR IT
70 / 85 26 / 66 26 / 36 UK 6 JPN 5 FR 6 IT 38
75 / 90 28 / 72 28 / 38 UK 8 JPN 7 FR 8 IT 40
80 / 95 30 / 76 30 / 40 UK 10 JPN 9 FR 10 IT 42
85 / 100 32 / 81 32 / 42 UK 12 JPN 11 FR 12 IT 44
90 / 105 34 / 86 34 / 44 UK 14 JPN 13 FR 14 IT 46
95 / 110 36 / 91 36 / 46 UK 16 JPN 15 FR 16 IT 48
100 / 115 38 / 97 38 / 48 UK 18 JPN 17 FR 18 IT 50
105 / 120 40 / 102 40 / 50 UK 20 JPN 19 FR 20 IT 52
110 / 125 42 / 107 42 / 52 UK 22 JPN 21 FR 22 IT 54

Ensure the accuracy of your measurements for the perfect fit. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the type of belt selected. 

    How To Resize A Belt

    A large selection of 72 Smalldive belts are customizable to achieve a perfect fit. To resize your belt, we recommend trimming the belt strap instead of adding extra holes. Prior to resizing, consult our belt size guide to determine your ideal fit.


    Tools Required For Resizing A 72 Smalldive Belt


    The Tools You Will Need Are:

    • A Measuring tape or ruler
    • Leather hole puncher pliers
    • A pair of shears or scissors for leather
    • Pencil
    • Flat-head screwdriver (9 mm)
    • Micro-fiber fabric
    • Slim width strong adhesive tape
    Additional notes:
    • For a better grip, we suggest using a short-length flat head screwdriver.
    • If resizing a weave belt, you'll need a roll of slim-width (8-9 mm) resilient adhesive tape that doesn't bulk up when wound over the belt strap.

    Step 1: Observe How Belt Is Assembled

    Before dismantling the belt, observe how its various parts are assembled. Take pictures with your phone, paying close attention to how belt loops 1 and 2 are attached to the buckle. This will be helpful when you need to reassemble the belt after resizing it.

    Removing The Holding Rivet From A 72 Smalldive Belt

    Step 2: Loosening The Holding Rivet

    Place the belt, underside facing up, on fabric laid on your workbench. Using a fabric will prevent any abrasive surfaces in contact with the plated buckle. Use a flat-head screwdriver to gently loosen the holding rivet. Take care not to damage the rivet's groove. Once loosened, dismantle the rivet by turning it anti-clockwise.

    Step 3: Mark The Length To Be Discared

    Marking The Length Of Belt Strap To Be Removed

    Mark the length to be discarded with a pencil and ruler. Avoid using a pen to prevent permanent ink stains. If cutting a weave belt, follow Step 3A; otherwise, use sharp shears or scissors for a clean cut.

    Step 3a: Additional Step When Cutting a Braided Or Woven Strap

    Additional Step Needed When Cutting A Braided or Woven Belt Strap

    After measuring, use adhesive tape to secure the belt strap where it will be cut. Ensure not to tape too tightly or use too many layers.

    Step 4: Mark New Position To Affix Holding Rivet 

    Marking The New Position For The Holding Rivet On A Resized 72 Smalldive Belt Strap

    Place the cut strap over the resized belt or measure to determine the new hole position. Mark the new position with a pencil or score it with a sharp object if the underside is dark.

    Step 5: Punching A New Hole To Affix Holding Rivet 

    Punching A New Hole To Affix Holding Rivet Of A Belt Strap

    Determine the correct hole size using the removed portion. Punch through the resized belt strap, usually with a gauge number between 3-3.5. Punch from both sides if necessary.

    Step 6: Re-Assemble Resized Belt Strap And Buckle

    Steps To Mark New Position To Affix Holding Rivet On A Belt Strap

    Place the belt loops correctly, then tighten the holding rivet with a screwdriver. Apply downward pressure while tightening. Test the resized belt length before finalizing the rivet tightening in case further shortening is needed.

    Leather Product Care

    Caring for your leather goods is paramount to ensuring their longevity and maintaining their original beauty. By adhering to proper care practices, such as regular cleaning, avoiding harsh chemicals, and seeking professional advice when needed, you not only preserve the exquisite craftsmanship but also enhance the natural aging process that gives leather its unique character. This dedicated care ritual not only safeguards the integrity of the product but also extends its lifespan, allowing you to cherish and enjoy your leather items for years to come.

    About The Leather We Use 

    First, let us share some information about the leather we use for our leather goods. All of our products are made from full and top grain calf leather, tanned with water-soluble dyes. These hides retain their natural surface, showcasing visible pores, scars, and grains inherent in the original animal skin structure.

    Full-Grain and Top-Grain Leather
    The topmost layer of an animal's hide, known as full-grain leather, is the strongest and most durable part. Its tight grain pattern resists moisture, and over time, it develops a distinctive patina from handling. Top-grain leather, the second strongest type, is similar to full-grain but with the top millimeters sanded and buffed to remove imperfections.

    Saffiano and Grained Leather Products
    Our saffiano and grained leather products undergo a pattern print process with a wax coating on the surface. This imparts a more uniform appearance, minimizing the natural leather grain, scars, and visible pores.

    Caring for Your Leather Goods

    Items fashioned from top or full grain leather will develop a patina and deeper grain lines over time. To extend the product lifespan, follow these care guidelines.

    Commonly Asked Questions On Leather Goods Care 

    Why Do I Find Marks and Creases On Leather Surface?
    Natural hides feature small irregularities, such as healed scrapes, fatty areas, neck wrinkles, or vein marks. These are intentional, showcasing each product's natural individuality, and may diminish with use.

    Are these markings on a leather surface defects?
    While meticulous care is taken in selecting a near-perfect piece of leather for all our products, full-grain and top-grain leather often bear lines and markings. These unique characteristics are inherent and contribute to the quality and individuality of our goods, aligning with our commitment to slow fashion.
    The Concept of Mano D'dopera - Imperfection In Handmade Leather Goods
    Handmade products often bear unique characteristics due to the artisan's touch. Variations, such as stitching irregularities, contribute to the handmade and heartfelt attributes of our products—a concept known as mano d'opera.
    Will Leather Products Peel?
    Peeling is unlikely with products using full grain and top grain leather, as these do not have synthetic coatings common in split and bonded leather. However, scratches may occur, and proper care is essential to prevent deterioration.

    What Should Be A Typical Lifespan Of A Leather?
    Genuine leather products using full-grain or top-grain leather can typically last for decades with proper use and care. Daily-use items, like wallets, can last a minimum of 5 years, while belts can endure 3-4 years with daily use. In the case of belt, alternating your belt accessory usage can extend the lifespan of the accessory. 

    General Belt Care
    Hang or store belts loosely rolled. Wipe with a micro-fiber fabric and avoid hard surfaces to prevent scratches.

    General Wallet Care
    Keep wallets in inner pockets, bags, pouches, or document cases to maintain pristine condition and prevent permanent fold lines.

    Possible Damages Of A Leather Product and Solutions

    When A Leather Belt Or Wallet Is Drenched Under A Heavy Downpour
    Sponge off water and let the product dry naturally. Avoid fast drying methods, such as using a hair dryer or placing it on a heating element, to prevent leather shrinkage and surface cracks.

    When Cracked Surfaces Are Appearing On Your Leather Belt Or Wallet
    Regular use and care prevent crackling. Polish your leather belt or wallet with a neutral-colored leather cream to heal the surface.

    When Leather Surfaced Is Stained
    Professional cleaning services can address light stains, but ink stains may be stubborn. Always keep pens away from leather products.

    Dulling Metal Parts 
    Wipe metal accessories with a micro-fiber fabric in humid conditions. Avoid chemical polish to preserve plating.

    Unraveling Stitching From Leather Goods
    Trim untrimmed threads with small scissors. If due to broken knots, consult a leather repair shop for manual re-knotting.

    Loosening Assembled Parts On A Leather Bag or Wallet
    Avoid overloading to prevent assembled joints from falling apart. Seek a leathersmith for re-assembly, sewing, and re-knotting.

    Inner Lining Wear and Tear
    Resinated cotton fabric (for bags) and synthetic silk (for wallets) are durable. Replace linings with a leathersmith's assistance.

    Wear and Tear of Magnetic Clasp or Fastening Buttons 
    Self-centering magnets have a long lifespan. If the leather is still in good condition, consider having faulty clasps or buttons replaced. Consult a local artisan for assistance.

    Simple Home DIY Leather Cleaning Solutions

    Proper cleaning enhances the longevity and appearance of your leather products. Caring and cleaning your leather products can be done at home without frequent trips to your leathersmith. Here are some kitchen pantry products that are effective leather cleaning solutions. While these tips are effective, always test on a small part of the leather, ideally in an inconspicuous area (e.g., the interior of the leather product). We also recommend consulting a leather care professional for complex cleaning and reparation requirements.

    Regular Dusting: Gently dust your leather items with a soft, dry cloth to remove surface dirt and prevent it from settling into the pores.

    Spot Cleaning: For minor stains, dampen a clean cloth with distilled water and gently blot the affected area. Avoid excessive water, and allow the leather to air dry.

    Mild Soap Solution: Mix a small amount of mild soap (such as castile soap or baby shampoo) with water to create a gentle cleaning solution. Dab a clean, damp cloth in the mixture and wipe the leather. Ensure thorough drying.

    Vinegar Solution: Create a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Dampen a cloth and gently wipe the leather to remove stains. Vinegar helps break down stains but should be used sparingly.

    Baking Soda for Odor: To eliminate odors, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda inside your leather item and let it sit overnight. Vacuum or brush away the baking soda the next day.

    Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Polish: Mix one part white vinegar, two parts olive oil, and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and gently polish the leather to restore shine.

    Cornstarch for Grease Stains: For grease stains, sprinkle cornstarch on the affected area and leave it overnight. The cornstarch will absorb the grease. Brush away the powder the next day.

    Hydrogen Peroxide for Mold: Mix equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide. Dampen a cloth and gently wipe away mold on the leather. Follow up with a clean, dry cloth and allow the leather to dry completely.

    Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Refrain from using harsh chemicals, alcohol-based solutions, or abrasive cleaning agents, as they can damage the leather's natural oils.

    Test in an Inconspicuous Area: Before applying any cleaning solution, test it in a hidden area to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration or damage. Different leathers may react differently.

    Remember, these tips are general guidelines. For specific and valuable advice tailored to your leather item, consult a professional leather care shop. They can assess the type of leather, its condition, and provide expert guidance on cleaning and maintenance.

      Product Material & Provenance

      Bag Dimensions & Fit

      Consult our Bag Measurement Guide for insights on how the dimensions of our meticulously crafted luxury bags translate when worn over the shoulder, across the torso, or draped over your arm.

      Terminologies Of Handbag Measurements: Length, Depth, And Height

      Terminologies Of The Dimension Of a Handbag

      Here we use the dimensions of our 72 Smalldive Grey Top Handle Tote for a comprehensive understanding of Length, Height, and Depth — commonly disclosed bag measurements. Refer to the accompanying image for a visual breakdown of these dimensions. Note that Length is sometimes referred to as the width of the bag, and definitions may vary between brands. Always refer to the vendor's glossary for precise information. These dimensions collectively offer insight into the volumetric space within a bag.

      Terminologies Of Handbag Measurements: Shoulder and Handle Drop

      Terminologies Of Handbag Measurements - Bag Handle Drop and Shoulder Drop

      We use the handle drop of our 72 Smalldive Grey Top Handle Tote and Shoulder Handbag as an illustration. Handle drop is the distance from the handle strap tip to the top edge of the bag. This measurement helps determine if the top handle is suitable for carrying over your lower arm or wrist. For shoulder and crossbody bags, the drop is the distance from the fully hung strap tip to the top edge. Understanding drop assists in gauging how the bag will position when worn over the shoulder or across the torso.

      Determining the "Fit" of a Shoulder Bag 

      Croqui Figure Showing The Recommended Shoulder Drop Of a Shoulder Handbag

      Refer to the Croqui illustration depicting varying drop lengths of shoulder bags. Shoulder bags typically drop to the mid or lower waist of the torso (45 to 60 cm). Follow these steps to ascertain the bag's position when worn over the shoulder:

      1. Verify the drop length.
      2. If unavailable, derive it by dividing the total strap length by 2.
      3. Measure to the given drop length using a sartorial measuring tape, strap, or ribbon.
      4. Place the measured tape/strap/ribbon across your shoulder blade, near the clavicle, hanging down towards your waist.
      5. The tape/strap/ribbon's end indicates the approximate position of the top edge of the handbag.
      6. Optionally, compare your desired drop length with the bag drop shown on the product page, using the Croquis figure as a guide.

      For comfort, a shoulder handbag should rest at the mid-waist. When worn across the torso, the drop length should end at your hip. Account for heavy coats by measuring with the coat on. Note that adjustable straps can modify the drop length.

      Determining the "Fit" of a Crossbody Bag

      Croqui Figures Showing Recommended Drop Lengths Of Cross Body Bags

      Review the Croquis figures illustrating how a Cross Body Bag may fit. Crossbody bags, designed for torso wear, have drop lengths between 50 to 65 cm. Follow these steps:

      1. Verify the drop dimension.
      2. If unavailable, derive it by dividing the total strap length by 2.
      3. Measure to the given drop length using a sartorial measuring tape, strap, or ribbon.
      4. Place the measured tape/strap/ribbon diagonally across your torso, from shoulder blade to hip, maintaining equal distance from front and back.
      5. The measured length's end indicates the approximate top edge position of the handbag.
      6. Optionally, compare your desired drop length with the indicated bag drop on the product page, referencing the provided Croquis figure.

      Adjustable straps allow for modifying the drop length for optimal comfort.


        Here are responses to some of our frequently asked questions concerning payments, orders, returns & exchanges, and product guides when shopping at 72 Smalldive. If you cannot find the answer to a specific inquiry in our FAQ, feel free to reach out via Contact Us.

        Payments & Orders

        • We accept payments through Paypal, Credit, and Debit Cards.
        • We do not offer Cash On Delivery.
        • Our checkout currency is in SGD; your payment will be processed at the latest exchange rate by your card issuer.
        • An automated confirmation email will be sent upon order placement.

        Shipping & Delivery

        • Our products ship from Singapore.
        • Except for pre-orders, purchases leave our warehouse within 2 working days, and a tracking email is sent once the parcel ships.
        • Our delivery times are 1-3 days within Singapore and 7-14 days internationally post-warehouse release.
        • We ship worldwide through DHL, TNT, FEDEX, UPS, and regional shippers.
        • Free shipping is available with a minimum order amount; consult our Shipping Policy for rates.
        • International purchases may incur tax and duties charges; consult our Shipping Policy on tax and duties charges for specific regions.

        Returns & Exchanges

        • We offer free local and overseas returns within 14 days from the date of purchase.
        • Exceptions may be considered for delayed shipping.
        • To return an item, you will need to submit your return/exchange requests. with your order ID.
        • Please refer to our Refund Policy for detailed instructions.
        • We encourage our customers to consider alternative solutions to returns for environmental impact reduction.


        • Your purchase is protected by the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA) in Singapore.
        • You may request an exchange or refund for product malfunction within 6 months. This does not encompass any defects due to wear and tear.
        • Submission instructions are detailed in our Refund Policy.

        Buying Guide


        • As our products are released in limited runs periodically; pre-order is encouraged when stocks run out.
        • Select pre-order option when an item is out of stock, or contact our store concierge for assistance.
        • Pre-orders are typically delivered between 6-8 weeks (except during July-Sep and Nov-Jan).
        • Delays may occur, and your patience is appreciated as each item is meticulously crafted.
        • As of 2023, we have stopped taking pre-orders. For further updates, please refer back to this page. 

        Product Care & Repair

        • Follow our product care instructions for instructions on caring and extending the lifespan of your purchased leather belt and wallet..

        B2B Service

        • You may place wholesale order via our partnering platform in Asia and North America. 
        • We also offer private labeling services to shops, brands, and department stores.
        • We also offer corporate gifting products with a low minimum order quantity.

        We welcome you to explore our website for more details or reach out to us directly if you have specific questions. Thank you for choosing 72 Smalldive!

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