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Denimhunters’ Guide: How To Measure Jeans

Denimhunters’ Guide: How to Measure Jeans

If You Are Looking to Find the Perfect Jeans Size You Need to Know How to Measure Your Jeans

Loom state, vanity sizing, shrink to fit and stretching.  all these things come into play when picking the perfect size of a new pair of raw denim. This guide will help you make sure your fit is spot on, no matter where you buy them.


With your existing pair, pull the waistband so they lay flat in order to measure from centre of back (back belt loop) to front closure (top button) and measure across. Multiply by two.

NB: The Japanese measure the waist by laying the jeans flat “in profile” (start by the fly and finish by the back rise).


A pair of jeans that fits a sinewy six foot bike messenger is not likely to fit a six-foot tall rugby player. Even if they have similar waists, the thigh area would make all the difference when it comes to the comfort and ease of movement. At the crotch, lay the jeans flat and make sure that any back rise fabric is to the left of the centre seam and measure the total width perpendicular to the leg. Multiply by two if necessary; most sites will just use the flat measurement.

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Similar to the thigh measurement; however, this time measure 14 inches (35 cm) from the crotch. Note: if you are particularly tall or short then take this into account when measuring down from the crotch. Multiply by two if necessary.

Leg Opening / Hem Line

This is where your foot comes out. It is simply measured seam to seam directly across the leg opening. Multiply by two.

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Read the Rest of Our Measurement Guide on Page Two

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kai June 18, 2013 at 17:51

Hello denimhunters first time post I have been following your website for a while now keep up the good work

Jeff June 19, 2013 at 06:55

Are you guys aware of a Levis 501 Shrink-to-fit calculator distributed to retail stores in the early 80’s? I found a perfect one in a shed and did a little research. Couldn’t find any real info on the net, but I did eventually get into contact with the inventor. He told me these were produced in response to mis-labeled sizes on Levis tags. This calculator basically corrected the error without having to pull all the Levis off store shelves. When all the mis-labeled pants were sold, the calculators were pulled. Only 2000 were ever produced and it seems like only the inventor himself, and now me, have one. Any idea of the value?

Denimhunters June 19, 2013 at 14:32

Hi Jeff,
This is really cool!

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