Take the jeans you really like now and measure very carefully. Write it down on a spreadsheet and compare with measurments on the listing, Please note that your used jeans could stretch since you have bought them so bare in mind.
Measure the following:
– To do this, place the jeans flat on a surface and measured from side by side and slightly pulling the waistband while holding the measuring tape. Note the number (for example 16 inches) showing on the right side of the tape at the end of the waistband. Take the number you get and double it (in this example it is a 34” waistband). . Remember the waistband is NOT the same as someone’s waist size! It is just the top opening of the jeans.
– To do this, place the pants flat on a surface and measure from where the front and back meet in the middle under the crotch area put your measuring tape in the middle of that crossing and run it down the inside of one leg all the way to the very edge of the hem with just a tiny tug on hem (pulling downward) to hold the measurement true to form. That number is called your inseam.
– Now it is important that you measure the front rise on the same pair of pants the waistband measurements came from because the waistband is directly impacted by the rise measurements – (they go together and can’t be mixed and matched). Now place the measuring tape under the crotch area (not while you are wearing them) and measure straight up the front until you hit the TOP of the waistband (tug top of zipper area just a bit to get it sized right.
– it is important to you, measure the bottom of one leg opening from side by side laying jeans flat and write that down as your leg opening. To find out how much it changes on your favorite pants, go to the knee and measure the same way (on same pants leg), then middle way for the last measurement. That way you will find out if it is straight, slim, or boot cut .