Do-It-Yourself Jean Measuring

Follow these easy jean measuring steps to determine what size jean to order online. For best results, measure your best fitting jean.

Waist

To gauge your waist measurement, button the jean, lay it on a flat surface and remove any slack across the waistband by tugging both sides. Then measure across from the left midpoint of the waistband to the right midpoint. Measuring twice will produce better results. Start over by picking up the jean and repeating the above steps.

Jean Waist Guide

    • Your measurement (inches) = Waist Size
Size 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Inches 15 ¼″ 15 ¾″ 16 ¼″ 16 ¾″ 17 ¼″ 17 ¾″ 18 ¼″ 18 ¾″ 19 ¼″ 19 ¾″

With your waist size determined, now match it to a seat circumference in the corresponding rows below.

Seat

Seat Circumference Main
Seat circumference can be evaluated as follows: measure 3 inches straight above the crotch seam (see arrow location of crotch seam in illustration); mark visually the 3-inch point; at the 3-inch visual mark, measure across the jean side to side. Remember, it is important to ensure the jean is flat and all folds are smoothed out (visible or hidden).

Size Lean Basic Relaxed
29 18 ½ 19 ½ 20 ½
30 19 20 21
31 19 ½ 20 ½ 21 ½
32 20 21 22
33 20 ½ 21 ½ 22 ½
34 21 22 23
35 21 ½ 22 ½ 23 ½
36 22 23 24
37 22 ½ 23 ½ 24 ½
38 23 24 25

Inseam

Jean inseam is measured from the crotch seam to the bottom opening. Simply follow the curve of the jean’s inseam.
Jean Inseam Main
Jean Inseam Start Here
Jean Inseam End Here

Knee and Bottom Opening

Measure knee and bottom opening across the leg opening. We have two fit options: straight and tapered.
Below are straight leg measurements. For tapered leg measurements, subtract 3/4″ from the straight leg.
Jean Leg Opening Main
Jean Leg Opening Bottom

Size Lean Basic Relaxed
29 7 ½ 8 8 ⅜
30 7 ⅝ 8 ⅛ 8 ½
31 7 ¾ 8 ¼ 8 ⅝
32 7 ⅞ 8 ⅜ 8 ¾
33 8 8 ½ 8 ⅞
34 8 ⅛ 8 ⅝ 9
35 8 ¼ 8 ¾ 9 ⅛
36 8 ⅜ 8 ⅞ 9 ¼
37 8 ½ 9 9 ⅜
38 8 ⅝ 9 ⅛ 9 ½

Front Rise

Front rise is measured from the top of the waistband to the crotch seam.
Jean Front Rise Main

Size Lean Basic Relaxed
29 9 ⅝ 9 ⅞ 10 ⅜
30 9 ¾ 10 10 ½
31 9 ⅞ 10 ⅛ 10 ⅝
32 10 10 ¼ 10 ¾
33 10 ⅛ 10 ⅜ 10 ⅞
34 10 ¼ 10 ½ 11
35 10 ⅜ 10 ⅝ 11 ⅛
36 10 ½ 10 ¾ 11 ¼
37 10 ⅝ 10 ⅞ 11 ⅜
38 10 ¾ 11 11 ½

 

For questions with sizing or help with jean measuring, email us at support@toddshelton.com.

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