Size Chart - Slim Fit Men's Jeans

Men's Slim Jeans Size Chart

Measurements listed in inches. How to measure explained below the chart.

  Waist (top edge) Hips F. Rise Thigh Hem Inseam
28 29 1/2 35 9 3/4 21 1/2 11 1/2 33
29 30 1/2 36 10 22 11 7/8 33
31 1/2
37 10 1/4
22 1/2
12 1/4
32 1/2
38 10 1/2 23 12 5/8
33 1/2
39 10 3/4
23 1/2
34 1/2
40 11 24 13 3/8
35 1/2
41 11 1/4
24 1/2
13 3/4
36 1/2
42 11 1/2 25 14 1/8
37 1/2
43 11 3/4
25 1/2
14 1/2
39 1/2
45 12 1/4
26 1/2
41 1/2
47 12 3/4
27 1/2
15 3/4


Slim jeans line drawing explains how to measure jeans for the fit guide

Waist Measurement (along the top-edge method)

To accurately measure the waist of your jeans, start by laying them flat on a surface. Ensure that the top edge of the waistband aligns evenly, smoothing out both the front and rear sides. Using a tape measure, draw a straight line across the top edge of the waistband. For instance, if your measurement reads 16 inches, double that number to get the full waist circumference, which in this case would be 32 inches. This doubling accounts for both the front and back of the jeans.

Hip Measurement (8 inches below the top of the WB)

Kick off this process by measuring 8 inches down from the top of the waistband. This is your starting point. From here, measure straight across from one hip edge to the other. This line represents the fullest part of the jeans' hips, giving you the hip measurement.

Front Rise

The front rise is a telltale fit detail. Measure from the top edge of the waistband straight down to where the front and back fabric panels meet at the crotch seam. This measurement defines how high or low the jeans will fall below your waist.


For the thigh, start 1 inch below the crotch seam, where the legs begin. Measure horizontally from the outer edge of the leg panel to the inner edge, crossing over the seam. This gives you the width of the jeans at the thigh, which is essential for understanding the leg fit.

Hem (Leg Opening)

Measure the leg opening in a straight line across. If, for example, the opening equals 8 inches, that means the total circumference equals 16 inches (8x2 equals the front & back sides).


The inseam measurement tracks the length of the jeans. Start at the crotch seam (where the front and back of the jeans meet) and measure straight down along the seam until you reach the edge of the leg opening. This measurement is crucial for determining the right length of the jeans to ensure a perfect fit from waist to hem.

Understanding Waist Measurement Methods

When navigating through the world of online denim shopping, it's paramount to recognize that different brands and retailers may adopt varying methods for recording and presenting measurements. Specifically, when it comes to waist measurements, there are primarily two methodologies: the "relaxed" and "along the top edge" techniques. Our sizing charts utilize the "along the top edge" method for clarity and consistency. However, to give you a broader understanding, our diagrams also illustrate the "relaxed" method. This involves laying the jeans flat in a natural, unstretched state and measuring the waistband from one edge to the other. To find the total waist circumference, you simply double this figure. This approach can yield a measurement that differs from the "top edge" method, emphasizing the importance of understanding these nuances to make informed decisions when reviewing fit guides.

Inseam Measurements and Fit Differences

A lesser-known fact among denim enthusiasts is the impact of fit style on the perceived length of jeans, even when the inseam measurement remains constant. For instance, a 32-inch inseam on a pair of baggy jeans will likely feel and look longer than the same 32-inch inseam on a pair of skinny jeans. The key difference lies in the rise of the jeans—the distance from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband. Baggy jeans generally feature a longer rise, extending a few inches below the crotch, resulting in a lower-hanging fit. Conversely, skinny jeans tend to have a shorter rise, fitting closer to the natural waist and higher in the crotch. Therefore, if two pairs of jeans share the same waist opening specification but differ in rise length by 2 inches, the pair with the longer rise will appear to have a 2-inch longer inseam. This subtle distinction is crucial for understanding how different styles can affect the overall fit and appearance of jeans.

Navigating Inseam Variability Across Brands and Styles

Expanding on the nuances of inseam measurements and fit differences, it's essential for denim shoppers to understand that a 32-inch inseam label does not guarantee uniformity in how jeans will sit on your shoes across different brands or styles. Just because one pair of jeans with a 32-inch inseam fits perfectly in one brand or style doesn't mean another pair labeled the same way will drape identically over your shoes. The way jeans interact with your shoes—whether they stack, break, or cleanly meet the top—can vary significantly, even among jeans that claim the same inseam length.

Moreover, it's crucial to approach the labeled inseam lengths of jeans and pants with a healthy dose of skepticism. The truth is, the stated inseam measurement frequently differs from the actual one, typically having a longer length than the advertised one. While there are numerous reasons behind these discrepancies, which range from brand to brand and style to style, we won't delve into those specifics. The takeaway here is that when hunting for the perfect fit, don't rely solely on the labeled inseam length. Understanding this common inconsistency can save you from unexpected surprises and help guide you towards making more informed decisions in your denim journey.