How to Measure Jeans?

Before we start with the measuring, lay down the jeans on a flat hard surface and smooth out any wrinkles. Once that is done, follow the below steps:

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Jeans / Pants measurement example with areas

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Tips for Taking Measurements:

  • Take all measurements lying flat. Do this on a clean floor or table. Hanging clothes can stretch as you measure and if you have them on a dress model of a different size this can skew your measurement.
  • Use a flexible tape measure at least 36″ long. Don’t try to take clothes measurements with a standard 12″ ruler you’ll end up with an inaccurate measurement. If you have no tape measurement handy and this is somewhat of an emergency, you can always download a printable measuring online.
  • Measure twice! If you don’t get the same measurement both times try again.
  • Record measurement to the nearest ¼ inch. Anything more specific is irrelevant but remember lying flat measurements are generally doubled (e.g. lying flat waist of 12.5″ can be understood as a 25″ waist) so a ¼ inch could make a difference.
  • Take measurements when you’re taking photos. Trying to measure as your listing at your desk ends up taking a lot more time and energy moving back and forth between tasks.

How to measure a jeans/pants video

Our friends from Dyer & Jenkins created a great video on how to measure a pants.

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