Roughout or Smoothout:
This determines which side of the leather faces the outside of the holsters. Roughout adds some extra grip to hold the holster in place. Smootout tends to make it easier to get the holster on and off.
Adds a thinner piece of leather to the inside of the holster with the smooth side facing in. This helps protect the finish on your gun by reducing the chance of dirt and grit getting caught up inside the holster.
The Sweat Tab is the small piece of leather located at the top of the holster. It is designed to create a barrier between you and the upper-most part of your gun. It is mostly intended for comfort. The Sweat Tab will be replaced with a Thumb Break should you decide to order one.
How to correctly measure your belt length.
To determine your correct belt length. You must measure your current belt. Measure the distance from were the belt buckle prong (the pin that fits into the belt hole) intersects with the cross bar of your current belt buckle frame to the belt hole that the prong is engaged with when your current belt is being worn comfortably.