size guide

We know more than anyone how difficult it is to find your perfect fit in a pair of jeans! The first step is making sure you know your actual measurements. If you are unsure then use our guide below

P.S. We include measurements in the description for all our items. Always refer to these before buying. In some cases, our measurements may differ to those given on the original size label of second hand items. Clothing, in particular jeans, naturally change shape over time especially with washing. The measurements we give represent the true size of the item. All items are modelled by us. We occasionally have to adjust the waist of items that are too big in order for them to fit in pictures. If an item has been adjusted then we will clearly state this in the listing

Option 1) Measure an existing pair of jeans

Choose a pair of jeans that fits you well!

1a. Measure the waist - lay the jeans on a flat surface and make sure they are buttoned up. Use a tape measure to measure across the back waistband from one side to the other. Don't pull the front of the jeans up to the back, allow them to sit naturally as seen below. Measure in inches and then double this to get your waist measurement. 

 

1b. To measure the inside leg - lay the jeans flat with the leg pulled straight. Use a tape measure to measure from crotch seam to ankle hem. Measure in inches. This is your inside leg length.

 

Option 2) Measure yourself

2a. To measure your waist - use a tape measure to measure around your waist in inches. Pull the tape measure tight but make sure that it is not digging into your skin. You want it to feel as comfortable as you would want the waistband of your jeans to feel.

Take 3 different measurements for different parts of your waist. These will be your high rise, mid rise and low rise measurements.

For high rise -  measure in line with or just above your belly button

For mid rise  - measure about an inch below your belly button

For low rise - measure about 2/3 inches below your belly button

rise on jeans

source: stitchfix.com

 2b. To measure your inside leg - use a tape measure to measure from your crotch to your ankle (or where you would want the end of your jeans to sit). You may need someone to help you do this.