Pants Size Measurements for Men

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Fitting a pair of pants on a man means taking good measurements of inseam and waist. Learn to measure a man for suit pants accurately from a fashion designer in this free fashion tailoring video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Measure Men for Suits
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All right guys, next we have to determine our pant size. Pant size has two requirements basically, but then there are a couple more details that you can fill in if you're really getting a suit made for yourself. So the basics are, you're going to want to know your inseam and your waist measurement. And that's whenever you shop, you are a thirty-two/thirty-four, let's say, or a thirty-two/thirty-two. That measurement is saying you're a thirty-two waist and a thirty-two inseam, or a thirty-two waist and a thirty-four inseam, etcetera, etcetera. So to measure your waist, you're going to want to put the tape around where you like your pants to hit, right. So, it goes right around where you like your pants to hit, and you just measure right there. And then whatever the measurement is, that is your waist size. And then, next you're going to want to measure your inseam, so, your inseam is going to start at that, right where your, where all the seams meet, kind of in your, in that deep dark part of your pants. It's going to go right here, then it's going to go all the way to the floor and you should definitely do this with the shoes on that you like to wear, because that's going to change your....so.... You want someone to help you do this so you don't have to - I mean when you bend down it's going to - it's definitely going to be changing your, your measurement. So what you're just measuring is from the crotch seam all the way down to the floor with your shoe on, and that's your inseam, and let's say you get a thirty-two, then for your waist you get a thirty-two, you are a thirty-two/thirty-two pant. Now let's say you are going to be getting of pants completely made. You're going to need a couple more measurements. You're going to need your pant length and that starts at your waist, where you've measured from your waist. You go right down there and you do the same thing as the inseam, but you're measuring the outer seam of your leg, from your waistband all the way down to the floor with your shoes on. And whatever your measurement is, that's your measurement. And then you want the U-shaped measurement, right, like, through You want to go to your waist on the front, and then to your waist on the back. So you're going to get that measurement, and that's going to be your rise. And that's how you figure out your measurements for your pants.

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