How are pants measured? Nothing easier than that! To find out your size, measure the waist first. To do this, you need to place a measuring tape at the narrowest midpoint of the body. If you measure 33.5 inches, then round up to the next number = W34.
Stride length (inseam) is determined by applying the measuring tape along the inside of the leg. You have to measure from the stride length till your foot to get the length. If you measure 31.5 inches, round up to next number = L32. Your size is then W34/L32, or just 34/32. Sometimes an ‘x’ is used instead of the dash (34×32).
W/L Sizes explained
W stands for waist width (Waist = W ) and L stands for leg length (L = Length). Each pants size that is labeled in inches includes these two figures. For example, if you have a jeans size 34/32, the number 34 means that you have a waist width of 34 inches. The number 32 then corresponds to a leg length of 32 inches.
Measure your waist length first. Note down the waist length number, e.g. 34 inches. Then measure the leg length e.g. 32 inches. Your jeans size is 34/32.
How to find out your waist size? Measure around your natural waist line in inches or centimeters and use the following table to find your perfect fit.
|Size||Waist in Inches||Waist in Centimeters|
Leg mesurement is done by taking the length of the inseam (inner leg/inside leg).
|Size Length||Length in Inches||Length in Centimeters|