How to size your band:
1) Get your hands on an Apple Sport Band (the rubber strap).
2) Figure out which band fits you–either the S/M, M/L, or XL band.
3) Your FFF Button-Stud Apple Watch Band size is a combination of which watch size (38mm or 42mm), sport band (S/M, M/L, or XL) and which hole (1-7, with 1 as the TIGHTEST hole and 7 as the LARGEST hole–so a S/M-1 fits a newborn, and XL 7 is the largest stock size available.
4)We count AWAY from the watch face–hole #1 is the hole closest to the watch itself, going up from there to hole 7 which is closest to the end of the band. Usually if you get a band that is DRASTICALLY too tight or too loose, the reason is that you counted from the wrong end of the band–so if you wear your band on the largest size possible on the ML band (i.e., you have a quite large wrist), but order a ML 1 under the mistaken idea that you have the “first hole” instead of the “last hole”, your band will definitely not fit.
5) If you alternate between two sizes, select the size you usually wear. If you get your Button-Stud band, and it doesn’t work perfectly for you, we will of course send a replacement.
6) PLEASE do not guess or attempt to adjust your size to account for the stretch of the leather or whether you think the leather should be tighter or looser. We will absolutely adjust your size to get you a perfect fit, but begin with ordering the size you actually wear; we’ve attempted to accommodate stretch and how a leather band needs to be worn already in our sizing, so if you ‘double-up’ on these adjustments, it is highly unlikely you’ll end up with a band that fits you.
When you get your band:
A: It should be just a BIT tight to begin with. This is real, 100%, no bullshit, full grain leather…not just “genuine leather,” which is only just barely qualified for the name. As such, it will stretch a little bit. We use select, low-stretch leathers for the custom length Apple bands, so our entire stable of colors is unavailable, because some leathers won’t work well for a custom length band over time. After a few days of wear, your band should stretch out just a little and fit you perfectly. As a general rule, if you can get the band on (buttoned), without it being painfully tight, it should stretch to fit you perfectly within a couple days. You can gently tug on the leather to stretch it a little by hand to hasten the process. If after a while, your band has stretched too much and no longer fits you, you just got a freakishly stretchy piece of leather (it’s a living material, cut from a whole hide–there are always variations in look and properties across the hide); contact us and we’ll get you another one.
B: In case it doesn’t fit you perfectly after a couple days, send us an email, let us know, and we’ll get a longer/shorter band out to you ASAP and a label to get your band back to us. This lifetime exchange covers both stretch in the leather and changes in your wrist; if your band doesn’t fit you, let us know and we’ll get you a replacement.
C: The hole the fits over the stud will be a tight fit, and a little difficult to put on the first time. As you get used to the closure, and after you put it on/take it off a few times, the stud hole and the leather around it will soften up just a little–just like high school, it gets WAY easier. Trust us.
D: If you wear the band every day and regularly get it sweaty, it WILL stink eventually. Give it a break now and then; let it air out, especially if you get it sweaty or wet (in short, treat it just like you would a fine pair of shoes, as they are both made from the same premium quality leather, and will unavoidably absorb moisture–you ARE using shoe trees on your good shoes and giving them a break now and then, aren’t you? If not, you should feel very very judged by us…ok, not really, but please don’t ever come by the shop and take your shoes off).