How We Measure

 

This guide will help you find the right fit and size in Blackhorse Lane Ateliers denim. The best way to find the size for you is to measure your favourite pair of jeans. With the measurements from your jeans, you should be able to find the right size in our jeans.

HOW WE MEASURE: WAIST

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out. You want to place your tape measure such that the bottom of the tape measure lines up with the bottom of the waist band. Ensure that the start of the tape measure lines-up with the left edge of the jean. Measure from the left edge to the start of fly, following the waistband edge as close as possible.

How We Measure Waist Step 1

Next, continue measuring from the start of the fly to the right edge of the jean. Again, be careful to keep as close to the bottom edge of the waistband as possible, while trying to keep your tape from slipping. Once you have your measurement, double it. This is the waist measurement.

Don’t forget, raw denim will stretch 2.5cm/1″ in the waist over 30 wears.

How We Measure Waist Step 2

 

HOW WE MEASURE: FRONT RISE

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out. Start with your tape measure at the seam where the front and back of the jean join in the crotch area. Measure from the start of this seam, to the top of the waistband. This is the front rise measurement.

How We Measure Front Rise

 

HOW WE MEASURE: BACK RISE

Flip the jeans over so the backside is facing upwards. Don’t worry about getting things flat, but do worry about getting the middle seam straight. Start with your tape measure at the seam where the front and back of the jean join in the crotch area. Measure from the start of this seam, to the top of the waistband. This is the back rise measurement.

How We Measure Back Rise

 

HOW WE MEASURE: HIP

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out.If possible, try and match the vertical seam in the middle of the front and back of the jeans. Start at the top of the waistband, measuring 20cm / 7.75″ downwards. Keep a finger on this point as this will be your starting point for the hips.

Don’t forget, raw denim will stretch 2.5cm/1″ in the hip over 30 wears.

How We Measure Hip Step 1

Next, lay your tape measure across the jean from left edge to right edge, ensuring you cross the point where you left your finger. This is the hip measurement.

How We Measure Hip Step 2

HOW WE MEASURE: THIGH

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out. If possible, try and match the vertical seam in the middle of the front and back of the jeans.You’re going to start measuring at the point where the front, back, left and right legs meet. To get things just right, you’ll want to start your tape measure right in the middle of the seam. Then, simply measure from this centre point to the right edge of the jean. This is the thigh measurement.

Don’t forget: Raw denim does not stretch in the thigh area with wear.

How We Measure Thigh

HOW WE MEASURE: KNEE

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out. You’re going to start measuring at the point where the front, back, left and right legs meet.To get things just right, you’ll want to start your tape measure right in the middle of the seam. Follow down the leg with your tape measure, measuring 40cm /15.75″.  Keep a finger on this point as this will be your starting point for the knee.

How We Measure Knee Step 1

Take the tape measure and lay it sideways across the leg at the point where your finger is. This is the knee measurement.

How We Measure Knee Step 2

 

HOW WE MEASURE: HEM

Lay the bottom of the jean leg flat, and smooth it out. Simply measure from one edge of the opening to the other. This is the hem measurement.

how-we-measure-opening

HOW WE MEASURE: INSEAM

Button or zip the fly entirely. Lay the jeans flat, and smooth them out. You’re going to start measuring at the point where the front, back, left and right legs meet. To get things just right, you’ll want to start your tape measure right in the middle of the seam. Then, simply follow down the leg of the jean, staying as close to the seam as possible. Take it in small steps, measuring about six inch sections at a time so you don’t slip-up. This is the inseam measurement.

How We Measure Inseam