The length of the cord depends on personal preference. Most people prefer the cord ends to be about 3 to 4 inches below the base of the sternum (breastbone). In general, individuals under 6 feet tall with an average build choose cords of 36" to 38" in length; taller individuals or those with larger body builds usually want cords of 40 to 42 inches long.

If you are unsure, use a measuring tape or piece of string to determine the length you think looks best for you. We can accommodate requests for leather cords longer than 42" for individuals who want them. Use the "Special Instructions" area when checking out to note the length you need. (Suedette cords are not available in lengths longer than 42 inches.)