How to take the Measurements for Ejeansfit
What You Will Need
- A flexible measuring tape - "tailor's tape", it must be flexible.
- Masking tape - to make reference marks.
- Your favorite jeans/shorts - put on your favorite pair of jeans/pants and measure over them. You can measure over leggings or your skin, just be careful to measure exactly how we ask.
- Order Form - print a copy and record your measurements as you go.
- A friend - not necessary, but helpful with some of the measurements.
Before You Start
- Always take a true measurement! Never, never pull the measuring tape tight or give ease. If you are measuring for a hip-hop look you may measure where you want and select our CopyCat Fit.
- For accuracy we recommend a friend help you with the Full Crotch and Inseam measurements. You can take the measuarements yourself just be careful to take a true measurement, not one of you bending or leaning over.
- When taking the measurements stand tall, don't slouch or bend over to read the inches as this won't give you a true measurement.
- Always measure using the beginning/start of the measuring tape.
Carefully read all instructions and measure exactly how we instruct.
Your waist measurement is taken along your natural waistline or below if you want jeans that are low-waisted. For most people your waistline is "about" an inch below your belly button. However, some people don't mind having their waistband above their belly button and this is comfortable for them. It is a good idea if you have a favorite pair of jeans to put them on and measure over them. Or if you like the placement of the waistband on whatever garment you are wearing you can use it as a guide as well.
- Thread the measuring tape through the beltloops of the garment you are wearing.
- Once the measuring tape is completely around your body, read the measurement. Make sure the tape is snug, but not pulling tightly, and not loose.
Your Widest Point measurement is of whatever part of your body that has the greatest circumference. For women this measurement may be just above your crotch level, where your hips are. And for men this is usually a couple inches below your waist, where your "belly" is.
- Determine where your widest point is and mark where this is (a piece of tape will work).
- Measure around your body keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor. You don't want the measuring tape to be higher in the front or back, it must be level all the way around.
Waist to Widest Point
This is the distance from your waistline to your widest point.
- Take this measurement in the front of your body as pictured.
- Measure from the top of your waistline to your widest point tape mark.
The Front Rise measurement is a vertical measurement from your waist to your crotch level.
- Place a pencil between your legs (in the front) parallel to the floor.
- Measure from the top of your waistband straight to the pencil.
Again, another vertical measurement from your waistband to your crotch level.
- Place a pencil between your legs (with the pencil sticking out in the back the back) parallel to the floor.
- Measure from the top of your waistband in the back, straight down to the pencil.
HINT: You may need someone to help with next two measurements....
Do not pull tight on this measurment, and don't make it too loose. Keep comfort in mind and make sure you measure your body accurately.
- Measure from the top of your waistband in the front, passing through your legs, to the top of your waistband in the back.
- Measure straight down to the pencil.
This measurement is the midway point of your Full Crotch measurement. It is always longer than the Front Rise as it continues partway under your body. You can take this measurement of the jeans when you're not wearing them.
- Place the measuring tape at the top of your waistband (where you want the waist to be).
- Stand tall, keep the measuring tape against your body and wrap it halfway under your body where the seams meet. OR you can take the jeans off, lie them flat but straighten the zipper and measure from the top of the waist to the crotch seams (where all the seams meet at the crotch farther down from the zipper).
This measurement determines the length of your jeans. If you have a pair of boots or shoes that you wear all the time or will be wearing with your jeans put them on measure to where you want the jeans to fall, or "break". This is the best way to ensure that the lenght of your jeans will fall where you want it to with shoes on.
- Put on your shoes or measure without them.
- Place the measuring tape at your mid crotch point.
- Stand tall and straight and measure to where you want your inseam to be. If you're not wearing shoes then measure to the floor.
For your Thigh measurement you will measure the circumference of the thickest part of your thigh. This is typically 1 to 3 inches below your crotch level (remember, it will vary according to your body).
- Determine the thickest part of your thigh.
- Place the measuring tape around this part of your thigh and measure the circumference.
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