Ha... well, I thought I was a 38, so 42 would be 4" bigger. Well, I guess I'm not a 38 anymore Try more like a 40. So the belt is way too tight, and I can barely fasten it. So if anyone wants it, it would be perfect if you are a 36-38. I guess I'm going to have to order a 44" instead. $30 shipped, just for you guys. Brand new, just received it Christmas Eve day. Nice belt too.