Sorry I forgot to get back to you. I kept forgetting to go measure the belt. But I did today. And mine is 48" also. I don't get how I wear a 38" pant, with slack in the waist, but I can't get this belt around me when it is supposed to fit up to a 40" waist. It's frustrating. Thanks for the offer. I'm going to look for a new larger size. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!