To make sure that you choose the right size, we recommend that you take a tape measure to size a favourite garment from your wardrobe and compare its measurements to the sizing chart of the garment you are about to acquire. To do this, stretch out your garment on a flat surface and take the measurements we list below. Keep in mind that the fit of the new garment may not be the same as that of the garment you already own, and so if you are interested in a pair of slim trousers, for example, and don’t have a slim model to compare it to, the baseline measurement in this case will always be the waist.
If you are buying a pair of jeans or a denim jacket made from unsanforized fabric, it will be made from virgin cloth and will shrink. Each unsanforized product carries a descriptive label giving the approximate shrinkage.
JEANS AND TROUSERS
Measure horizontally from one edge of the waist to the other.
Measure horizontally from side to side at 7.5 cm (2,9 in) from the crotch stitch.
3.- Front Rise:
Measure vertically from the edge of the top front part of the waist to the seam of the crotch.
4.- Back Rise:
Measure vertically from the edge of the top back part of the waist to the seam of the crotch.
Measure horizontally from the crotch to the external edge.
Measure horizontally from one side to the other at 34 cm (13,4 in) from crotch down inside seam.
Measure horizontally from one edge to the other of the trouser hem.
Measure from the crotch seam to the end of the leg in a vertical direction. This is the trouser leg length. Keep in mind that in denim selvedge this measurement is usually longer than normal and many people wear the hem folded up to leave the selvedge in view.
Measure horizontally at chest level from one seam of the arm underside to the other.
Measure horizontally from one shoulder seam to the other.
Measure horizontally from one edge to the other of the garment at the narrowest part.
Measure vertically from the collar to the end of the garment.
Measure vertically from the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve.