The naive belief that the best way to choose the size of men's jeans is the table, which indicates the sewing parameters, often misleads even the most loyal fans of this wardrobe item. Modern trends to make purchases in online stores require accurate knowledge of their own dimensions, and, often, not in the usual sizes of clothes, waist and length of the product in centimeters. Brand and stock stores in virtual reality indicate alphanumeric designs in which it is difficult to navigate.
How to determine the size of jeans
The garment industry is forced to follow the fashion so that the products are in demand among the consumers of the products. Previously, to buy products from a coarse natural fabric, it was only required to know what size of clothing the owner wears. Now sales consultants helpfully inquire which of the styles the buyer is looking for - at the waist, at the hips, classic, tapered or medium in the leg. There are models with accessories — scratched, with embroidery, grated, cotton, dyed for jeans and other fashion trends.
Traditional advice on how to fit jeans by size may no longer work, as with men's shirts, if a customer wants a denim piece of a particular cut. The complexity of the selection of non-classical tailoring models leads to despair of an inexperienced buyer, and often a well-trained seller:
- In one case, after the purchase, you will have to give work to a sewing workshop, which will narrow or shorten the legs.
- In another version, this will still have to be done if the person is disproportionately complex - thin, but very tall, or fat, but short.
- It is enough for a standard person to know the size of the waist and the length from the waist to the floor (not to the shoes, namely to the floor, the extra centimeters will go to the volume).
- Non-standard ones have to buy specially tailored products (they are much more expensive than those sewn according to the average parameters). If the price does not suit you, then you have to put up with some inconveniences (good in the belt, but long to the point of incredible, or fell in length, but very wide at the waist).
- In some countries, the size grid is based on the inside leg length of the garment. For this, other measurements are needed, this time already carried out on the pair of jeans that fits perfectly on the wearer.
But in modern fashion, there are cropped pants that leave the ankle open. They cover not only the butt and hips, but also the leg in the lower leg, and here you certainly cannot do without trying on, especially if this moment is fundamental, and the trouser leg is confused with the glove in terms of the degree of tension on the leg. Each of the above cases is very problematic for the wearer who wants to wear jeans that fit and fit neatly. The Russian size is rarely indicated on import labels, but it is suitable as a guideline, especially since it is quite simple to determine it - you just need to measure the waist and hips.
In the table below, the sizes of men's trousers and jeans are the data on which you can determine. The waist is measured at the narrowest point between the femur and the costal arch. But if you have a large belly, you need to take into account how trousers are usually worn - under it, or in a taut form on the bulges.
|Clothing size||Waist cm||Hips, cm (may vary)|
|60||106 108||118 122|
If the waist is 79-80-81 cm, you can, without exaggeration, determine your 48 size clothes. If the belt has less than 78, but more than 74, it is better to inform the seller in an evasive form - 44-46, and so on in any measured dimensions. But the main wisdom on how to correctly determine the size of men's jeans is in the length and volume of the hips, plus variations in style and fabric.
Given the ability of denim to wear out and sit down when washing, you need to take measurements as carefully as possible and select not so as to fasten them only while lying down. A person can gain a couple of centimeters at the waist in one or two days, and then it will be impossible to button them. In products from a manufacturer with a proven reputation, size 50 jeans will still have a waist of 86 cm, and the hips — in the specified collapse. But they can be sewn for different heights and are designated by unusual symbols (Latin letters or parameters in inches). Then you will have to recalculate into the usual centimeters and only after that decide with a measuring tape in your hands, whether they are suitable for growth.
Men's jeans size charts
The standard designation was introduced in the United States, since it is this country that is considered the birthplace of jeans in their classic form — made of rough cotton fabric, in a loose fit, not restricting movement. American jeans sizes are also based on two parameters, denoted W and L, where the first letter stands for the waist circumference and the second for the leg length. Here, the buyer's bewilderment, how to find out the size according to the coding adopted in America, is easily eliminated by the message that the numbers are in inches. To translate these letters and numbers to the usual European size, it is enough to multiply, for example, 28 by 2,54 cm, and get 71,2 cm. Looking at the table of jeans and trousers sizes for men, we can easily determine that size 28 is 42 -44 on a more familiar scale, and 29 corresponds to 44-46 as usual.
Ladies who buy trousers for spouses or lovers at their own discretion or due to the total employment of their breadwinners can independently determine the size of jeans for men according to the following table:
|Length and width (W and L)||Growth||Usual size||Waist|
|28 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|29 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 30 - 170-180
|30 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|31 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|32 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|33 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|34 size||L 30 - 170-180
L 32 - 170-180
|35 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|36 size||L 30 - 160-170
L 32 - 170-180
|38 size||L 32 - 170-180
L 34 - 180-190
|40 size||L 34 - 180-190||54 56||106 108|
If we compare with European designs, the main difference in the size range of jeans is the presence on the labeling of the numbers from 28 to 40, under the letter W, and the second parameter — L, which can confuse those who use the simplified american system. In it, a table of sizes for men's jeans consists of three simple designs.
Here it is imperative to translate both designs from inches to centimeters (although now there are many online calculators that are extremely simple to calculate) in order to navigate by the size of the waist. But the main task is not to forget that jeans size 31 is a European size 46-48, with a waist volume of 78-82 cm, which can be sewn for three heights. In this case, the second figure is important. So L 30 - height 160-170 cm, L 32 - 170-180 cm, and if it stands 34, then this is always calculated for a person with a height of 180-190 cm.If the waist is larger in volume than the specified W-40 inches, then , you will have to dress not in a standard size, but in the so-called battle men's jeans, sewn for those whose dimensions have confidently advanced into the category of extraordinary.
You also need to look closely at the second parameter: if it is chosen incorrectly. There is a high chance that the jeans will have to be shortened or the garment will be too short. Men's jeans size 30, common among young people and older men with athletic build 46, can be sewn in three heights, like all others in the standard size range (including jeans size 36). However, in most cases, W 38 and W 40 are already sewn to lengths of 32 and 34 inches (height 170-180 and 180-190 centimeters). This implies the need for indispensable revision, on your own, or in a sewing workshop, if the sturdy one is short or with short legs and a large belly.
Grids of different countries
American marking does not always guarantee the accuracy of compliance with the sewing parameters (especially if it was made by the hands of Chinese craftsmen and is inexpensive to suck). The world elite wears denim products, in most cases of Chinese origin, but these enterprises operate under well-known trade brands and are sold in America and Europe as original products. They are not cheap at all, they are sold in good stores.
Simpler denim pants are marked with the initial letters of the words small, medium and large (small, medium and large in transcription), the X added to the right of the L indicates an increase (one X - one size), and on the left - a decrease. Sometimes on such labels, the waist measurement in brackets can be indicated, but it is very approximate and is also given in inches, so you will have to do multiplication by 2,54 - in your head, or on a mobile calculator.
Europe uses its own digital system, which for some reason has been adopted by some domestic manufacturers. You can get a little bewildered looking at the small number written on the label, which denotes the same standard sizes from 44 and above, only converted to inches.
The European garment business is a mix of variable manufacturers from different countries that can use the American standard two-letter system, inches for the simple Russian size without reference to height, and the simple letter system that is used in America for mid-range products . There is no international universal code in this matter, and China in general can stick a label with several right xxes on size 48 or 50.
The easiest purchase method is to try it on at a retail outlet. In an online store, you need to focus only on the information that the owner of the site or the person who is engaged in filling it has considered it necessary to indicate. For ladies who shop to save their men's time, there is only one proven way to be sure of sizing - carefully measure jeans that fit well. However, even in this case, there is a possibility of error, if jeans are worn on the hips, they should tightly fit the leg and back (this is not taken into account in the length of the leg and waist parameters), and even if you simply do not guess with the style or color.