How to Make a Hole in a Gucci Belt

Many invest in a Gucci belt as it’s a classic and stylish design, that is known to be of the very best quality. An essential accessory in many people’s wardrobes, as it can be styled with pretty much anything. 

The majority of our waistlines fluctuate from time to time and often need to replace our go-to belts. However, the Gucci belt is a steep investment, and not everyone has the budget to replace it as their shape changes.

To help pull your entire outfit together, creating a new hole in your belt can breathe life into an existing accessory that’s been sitting at the back of your closet – Whilst also saving you from splashing out another $480. Luckily, there are a bunch of ways you can add additional holes to your Gucci belt. Read on to find out how.

Gucci Store

Gucci offers a complimentary aftercare service on all their products. 

If you live local to a Gucci store then you have an advantage over other owners of the coveted belt, who are in the same position – Gucci’s complimentary alterations and repairs can only be redeemed in-store. 

The aftercare alteration team will add an extra two holes to your Gucci belt free of charge – any more than this could potentially damage the Italian leather. 

Take your belt to a local cobbler

If you’re not lucky enough to live by a Gucci store, visiting your local cobbler will be the cheapest and most reliable next step.

Instead of running to the kitchen and grabbing a sharp knife, most cobblers are leather specialists and can aid in adding an extra hole or two to your belt for as little as $1. 

Buy a leather hole punch

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A revolving leather hole punch is a handy tool to keep in your toolbox. With just a couple of quick punches from this tool, you can have your new leather belt or existing favorite prepared and ready to use. The process is quick and easy, but preparation is key:

  • Holes in the Gucci belt are an inch apart so, make sure you have a ruler handy and something that can mark where the hole will be placed – Be sure to mark on the back so that your markings won’t be seen if there happen to be any mistakes.
  • Revolving leather hole punches often have a number of different size heads to choose from. Make sure to measure the width of the hole to make sure you punch the right size.
  • Once you’ve prepared, you can go ahead and punch the hole. Before you give the handle a squeeze, make sure you have placed the hole punch in precisely the right spot. Move slowly at first, and allow the strength of the tool to take over as you give it a steady squeeze. In just a few seconds, you will have created a perfectly clean hole!
  • The last step in this DIY process is to seal the hole to ensure the leather doesn’t rip. A common household item to do the trick is clear nail polish.

With a hammer and nail

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A trick that never fails and is simple enough to get right.

You’ll need a block of wood to place under your belt, just to make sure no surfaces are damaged in the process, and then you can get started safely.

The process is simple, simply align the nail over the marking made,  drive it through with a hammer, and you’ve got your first hole started – One more hit with the hammer and the job should be complete. Once again it’s noted that the hole should be sealed, to ensure the hole stays intact and doesn’t split.


You don’t have to ditch your favourite belt every time your waistline fluctuates.  As long as you ensure no more than two extra holes are added to your Gucci belt, the leather will still be in pristine condition and you’ll be able to get longer wear out of the luxury waist accessory.

If you’re lucky enough to live in close proximity to a Gucci store, you can benefit from their complementary hole punch service. Which will save you a lot of time in doing it yourselves, and will ensure it’s done without any damage to the leather.

Your local cobbler is a great alternative if you don’t have a Gucci store in close proximity. They’re cheap, reliable, and you’re often supporting a smaller business. 

As long as you measure and mark where exactly you want the added holes to go, then whether you choose a hammer or hole punch, any of them at-home methods should work a breeze. 

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