Jeans sizes are listed in two different sizes, eg: 28/31, and measured in inches (inches). The first measure is the waist size, the other is the length of the jeans (sometimes indicated as W (width) and L (length)).
To find your size, simply measure your circumference around your waist and your inner seam in centimeters (read here about how to measure your size).
Then re-size your size to inches (one inch = 2.54 cm) or convert the measurements as shown in the table below.
Jeans size conversion table
Tips for buying jeans
- Keep in mind that jeans often stretch out the bite after you’ve had them. You can therefore aim for a pair of jeans that are a little too tight, which stretch to the right shape. If you have the opportunity, try to wear them for a while in the store, so you see what size fits, after you stretched them out slightly. Remember, however, that the jeans can shrink slightly in the laundry.
- Do you find a pair of jeans that fit in the waist, but not in the length; Ask a tailor to put them up for you.
- Here’s how to wash your jeans: Stretch jeans should not be washed at 60 degrees, or tumbled, as the elastic threads of the jeans can be destroyed.
- Dark, unwashed jeans are easily colored – watch out for white couches or light sweaters at the beginning!
- Note that this is a general conversion table that gives a guideline to your jeans size according to international size standards for jeans. Some manufacturers’ jeans may differ in size from the standard dimensions; One tip is ask the jeans seller about this before you buy.