You've got a new pair of jeans in your hands. Or maybe you are wearing them and they feel... off.
How can you tell if a pair of jeans is a good fit? What should you measure? This step by step guide will tell you what to look for when getting jeans.
Wear the Shoes You are Going to Wear With the Jeans
You may find that the jeans which fit fine in the changing room suddenly seem shorter when you go out with them. How does this happen?
Ideally, the cuffs of your jeans should reach your shoes. When you try jeans on with your shoes, you can measure this before you buy the jeans and make sure you like the look.
Try Several Poses When Trying on Jeans
You may have found before that when you wear clothes in front of a mirror or a friend that it fits alright, but then as you go about your daily life you notice that those clothes are suddenly short or long in places.
When we try on new jeans, we have a tendency to do so in our best posture. This leads us to inaccurately measuring how the jeans fit us. In our day to day lives, we manipulate our bodies and stretch the jeans in a way they weren't designed for.
Before buying jeans, try some of the different poses you can think of doing in your normal day so you can better measure how well the jeans fit. Sit down on a chair (if available). Stand up. Stand up straight with your back against the wall. Make sure the jeans don't catch in a way that is uncomfortable.
4 Steps to Measuring For Your Jeans
Here is how you can measure your jeans
If you want to take measurements for your jeans ahead of time, then here is how you can do it.
0. Ask a Friend Help You With Measuring
Before you get started, have a friend help you with these measurements. Bending and twisting your body to measure yourself can cause you to get inaccurate measurements and limit the comfort of your jeans.
1. Measure the Inseam of Your Pants
Take a tape measure and measure the length from your crotch (the top of your thigh) to your ankle. This is the length the inseam of your jeans should be.
2. Measure Your Waist
Measure the smallest part of your waist. Try not to pull the tape measure too tightly or to suck in your waist for more accurate results.
3. Measure Your Hips
Measure the widest section of your hips. Most jeans don't have hip measurements, though you may need this measurements if you are getting tailored jeans or customized jeans online. But most tailors will do this measurement for you.
4. Measure Your Thighs
Measure the widest part of one of your thighs. This is usually the area just below your crotch. Again, like with the hip measurement, you probably won't need this measurement unless you are getting tailored jeans.
You only need extensive measurements if you are getting custom jeans.
The best way to find jeans that fit you well is to get tailored jeans. At Nathon Kong, we take care of all the measurements and all the alterations necessary to ensure your jeans fit you perfectly.
Nathon Kong also donates 10% of all proceeds to nonprofits supporting mental health and local artists like Les Impatients. Les Impatients is a nonprofit organizations that supports people with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs. Some of these art works are woven into the lining of suits and fashion accessories to tell the stories of a participant's journey to mental health recovery.
10% of your purchases are donated to nonprofit organizations supporting mental health and local artists