"Measure twice. Cut once."
- Take measurements on a hard, flat surface
- Jeans with less stretch will give truer measurements
- You can use multiple jeans to "bookend" your measurements (ie. a pair with a slightly big waist, and a pair with a slightly small waist)
Pull the front of your jeans up to straighten the waistband and measure across the top.
These have a waist of 18 3/4"
With the jeans laid flat, measure seven inches down the sides and then straight across. (The hip measurement is optional. It is recommended for more athletic / curvy body types.)
These have a hip of 21".
J3. FRONT RISE
Flatten the front of your jeans and measure from the crotch point to the top of the waistband.
These have a front rise of 11 1/2"
J4. REAR RISE
Flatten the rear of your jeans and measure from the crotch point to the top of the waistband.
These have a rear rise of 15 1/2"
Fold the leg at the inseam. Measure across the leg 1" below the crotch point.
These have a thigh width of 13"
Fold at the inseam. Measure across the leg 13” below the crotch point.
These have a knee width of 9"
J7. LEG OPENING
Measure across the leg opening just above the hem.
These have a leg opening of 7 1/2"
Measure from the crotch point to the end of the hem along the inseam.
These have an inseam length of 35"
Measure across chest just below the arm pits.
These have a chest width of 23.5"
Measure across body midway down from the armpit.
These have a waist width of 22"
Measure across hip.
These have a hip width of 22"
S4. FRONT LENGTH
Measure from the high point shoulder all the way down.
These have a front length of 28.5"
Measure from the shoulder down to the end of the cuff.
These have a sleeve length of 27"
Measure across the back from shoulder to shoulder.
These have a shoulder width of 19"