How to buy trousers and jeans that are more likely to fit.

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Measure a similar garment not yourself.

Many listings only include sizing based on the garment labelling.  Garment sizes vary as they are manufactured by different brands and  factories in various locations and so to only use the labelled sizes as a buying guide may well lead to dissatisfaction and you having to return the garment at your expense.

Please don’t assume that because you own what appears to be an identical garment that the one you are considering will measure the same.

Our advice is to measure a pair of jeans / trousers you own that fit you as you’d like your new purchase to fit.

Fasten the "sample" trousers and using a dressmaker’s tape measure;

>Waist: the width on inside of the waistband doubled, un-stretched and stretched (if it does).

>Inside leg: crotch seam to hem.
>Hem width: across inside of hem.
>Rise: crotch, usually the crotch seam to top of waistband. The crotch can be gusseted meaning the garment does not have a seam or the seam may not be the middle and thus you have to estimate where the middle would be by laying the garment flat.
>Thigh: the maximum width across the thigh at approximately 2”/50mm below the crotch.
>Weight: knowing this and comparing with a similar garment you have will help you to determine whether they’re heavy denim, winter or summer weight etc.
Typically the garment labelling will confirm the type of fit e.g. slim, regular, straight leg, tapered, carrot etc. however our advice  is to measure a pair of jeans / trousers you own that fit you as you’d like your new purchase to fit.

Whether or not the fabric is stretch..... Generally Elastane and or polyester added to cotton will result in fabric with stretch. 100% cotton tends to offer zero stretch.

Many thanks for reading and happy buying
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