Knowing how jeans fit can be a make or break look for guys, which is why it is essential to know how to measure men's jeans length. You cannot rely on the size of the jeans alone, because every pair of jeans fits differently. This is why knowing the length of jeans is essential to purchase trousers that fit correctly. Obtaining the measurement is quick and easy if you follow one of these steps.
To measure men's jeans length, you will need:
- A pair of jeans
- Tape measure
- A friend (optional)
- Take the jeans and lay them on a flat surface. Make sure that the legs are completely straight, and that there are no creases. Locate the crotch of the jeans, which is the area on the inside of the jeans where the left leg meets the right leg. Keep the beginning of the tape measure at that point, and run it down the bottom of one leg. Write this length down. Then, repeat this process for the other leg. This will give you the length of the jeans (or the inseam).
- Another method to measure the inseam is if you have a friend with you. Make them wear the jeans and stand fully clothed in an upright position. You should be wearing shoes as well. Measure the length of the jeans from the underside of the crotch to the bottom side of the ankle. Write down the measurement and repeat with the left leg.
- When you get the measurements, decide whether it is too long, too short, or just right. If you have difficulty deciding, compare the measurements with another pair of your pants, to decide how much needs to be taken in or let out. Buy a pair of jeans only if you are perfectly satisfied with the length.