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Old 07-03-2007, 09:59 PM
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How To Measure Jeans-A Pictorial Guide To Ensure Fit

** this is also an ebay guide-if you haven't already voted for it...please do eBay Guides - How To Measure Jeans-A Pictorial Guide To Ensure Fit

This guide will teach you how to correctly measure jeans to ensure fit when buying and less hassle when you're selling. Not everybody measures their jeans the same way...but this is the proper way to measure and the usual way most reputable, authentic sellers will measure their jeans on ebay...this is also the recommended way to measure your jeans when listing in the AF Mall


~How To Properly Measure Jeans~


Your jeans should be lying flat, face up and in a normal 'standing position' as illustrated below.




Measuring the waist

This can get confusing for a lot of people. There are several different ways that sellers measure the waist. The most common is measuring it flat across the back with dip..as shown in the picture below..and then either stating that measurement or doubling the number. For instance, if the waist measured 13.5 inches flat across the back..some sellers might just state the waist as 27 inches. Some sellers measure it 'aligned'..which means they are matching up the front and the back of the waistband...as illustrated in the middle picture. Have you ever wondered what a seller is talking about when they refer to 'the dip'? The dip is the distance between the top of the waistband in the back to the top of the waistband in the front-As shown in the 3rd picture.
* Please note that measuring the waist w/dip is the most accurate way to measure-and it's advised to use this method in your listing.

flat w/dip (recommended for accuracy) and suggested when listing in the Mall i know the measuring tape is a little off in this picture..but the waist here measures 13 inches flat or.. 26 if doubled.



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Measuring the Front & Back Rise & the Hips

The front rise is the distance from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband, just above the front closure button. the front rise on these jeans is 7.5


The back rise is from the crotch seam to the top of waistband in the back. the backrise on this pair is 12 inches.


The hips- make sure you question the seller where they are measuring the hips from..the most accurate way to measure the hips is flat across the base of the zipper...make sure you ask if the measurement is seam to seam or edge to edge...because it makes a huge difference.
*The PROPER WAY is from EDGE TO EDGE -- which is the only way shown in this guide.


Edge to Edge.. the correct way and suggested way to measure in the Mall. the hips on this pair of jeans is just hair under 16 inches... some sellers will double it and call it 32




The Thigh, Knee and Leg Opening

It's good to get two thigh measurements if possible...one from the crotch seam to the edge of the leg..and another about 3" down from the crotch.
the thigh measurement for this pair of jeans is 9" flat from the crotch..and it's 8.5 when measuring 3 inches down.



The knee measurement can be important if you're well toned or on the muscular side .. the proper way to take a knee measurement is right about in the middle of the whiskering...if no whiskering is present- try to judge the distance as best you can.


The leg opening is sometimes referred to as the cuff. It's the hole your foot goes through! As shown in the picture..the leg opening for these beautiful Red A's is 9.5.



The Inseam & Outseam

The inseam is the distance from the crotch to the leg opening.



The outseam is the entire length of the jeans...measured from the top of the waist...down the side- all the way down to the leg opening.


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Old 07-05-2007, 08:33 AM
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Great job Nola!!! (Oooh.... Red A's )
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Excellent job Nola! I'm so happy to see that Mr. Handy made an appearance too! I him.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:05 AM
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Excellent work Nola!
However I prefer to measure my hips at the widest flat point which is usually about 1" below zipper base..
but ALWAYS from edg of fabric to edge
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:15 AM
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Excellent work Nola!
However I prefer to measure my hips at the widest flat point which is usually about 1" below zipper base..
but ALWAYS from edg of fabric to edge
i agree that is also correct for measuring...so long it's the entire length.
everyone measures differently, and as long as it's stated in the listing exactly where the point of measuring begins...there should be no confusion.

in fact, i've had a few people ask me for the hip measurement from the middle of the zip, the base of the zip..and from one inch down...

thanks for the support guys! i appreciate the input
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This is awesome Nola! I'm definitely going to use this link whenever I need to ask for measurements. Thanks!
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thank you for this wonderful guide Nola
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I just saw this. This thread is excellent! I never really understood with dip, without dip measurement until now.
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Awesome guide, thanks
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Thank you sooo much!!!! You just made my whole life way easier!
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Thanks for the helpful info, will def vote for it on ebay x
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Thanks this helps
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I have a question about waist measurements and fit

I've never understood the fit difference between jeans that have the same unaligned waist but different aligned waist measurements.

For example,

Pair 1: Waist w/dip 13", w/o dip 13.5"
Pair 2: Waist w/dip 13", w/o dip 14"

Does it just mean pair 2 have a higher rise in the back??...

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^ yeah.
it all has to do with the rise.. most likely the front rise
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I just sent this guide to a friend who might buy his first pair of Diesels online...great work!
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thanks!!
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So, when someone lists the measurement "seat to hem," what is it that they mean? Thanks!
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So, when someone lists the measurement "seat to hem," what is it that they mean? Thanks!
lol.. my guess would be the seller is measuring the inseam and calling the crotch, the seat.
you need to ask the seller where he/she is measuring from. (hem is obviously the leg opening/the end of the pant leg).
find out what they mean by 'seat'.
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Thanks, guide is much appreciated!Is the dip the difference between the back rise & front rise? I buy many TR's & have always been confused with the "dip" measurements. It might prevent further eBay buying mistakes in terms of fitting. Also, tryin not to get off topic (I'm new here) but was wonderin what is best style/cut& wash of TR's for a girl w/ long legs, a "rectangle"/boy figure. Also, shoulders are broader than my hips, so a lil bit if an apple too. I love Joeys, am wanting to try Billy's but just am not sure if Id wear a "julie" or a "Stella rock star" just yet. Thanks guys!
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Thanks for the helpful info, will def vote for it on ebay x : )
Yep, im alsoo looking for another pair of jeans on ebay, so i have to update my fit a little bit after few months heheh
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