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
Size29303132333435363738
Inches15 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).

SizeLeanBasicRelaxed
2918 ½19 ½20 ½
30192021
3119 ½20 ½21 ½
32202122
3320 ½21 ½22 ½
34212223
3521 ½22 ½23 ½
36222324
3722 ½23 ½24 ½
38232425

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

SizeLeanBasicRelaxed
297 ½88 ⅜
307 ⅝8 ⅛8 ½
317 ¾8 ¼8 ⅝
327 ⅞8 ⅜8 ¾
3388 ½8 ⅞
348 ⅛8 ⅝9
358 ¼8 ¾9 ⅛
368 ⅜8 ⅞9 ¼
378 ½99 ⅜
388 ⅝9 ⅛9 ½

Front Rise

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

SizeLeanBasicRelaxed
299 ⅝9 ⅞10 ⅜
309 ¾1010 ½
319 ⅞10 ⅛10 ⅝
321010 ¼10 ¾
3310 ⅛10 ⅜10 ⅞
3410 ¼10 ½11
3510 ⅜10 ⅝11 ⅛
3610 ½10 ¾11 ¼
3710 ⅝10 ⅞11 ⅜
3810 ¾1111 ½

 

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