Get That Measurement Right!

How to Measure Your Waist

  • Stand up straight. Make sure your outer garments are removed because you need to measure on the skin and not over clothing to ensure you get the most accurate measurement.
  • Locate the middle part of the rib cage and the top of the hip bone.
  • Place the tape measure at that middle point and then wrap it around the natural waist with one end overlapping the other.
  • Breathe normally and record the measurements accordingly.
Size Waist in Inches Waist in Centimeters
1 19-21 48-53
2 22-23 55-58
3 23-25 58-63
4 25-28 63-71
Adult S 28-30 71-76
Adult M 30-32 76-81
Adult M 32-34 81-86
Adult L 34-36 86-91
Adult L 36-38 91-96
Adult XL 40-44 101-111
Adult 2X 46-50 117-127
Adult 3X 52-54 132-137
US / Internat. Size UK Size Euro Size French Size Italian Size
XXS 24 40 43
XS 28 25 40 44
XS 28 26 40 44
S 30 27 42 46
S 30 28 42 46
S 30 29 42 46
M 32 30 44 48
M 32 31 44 48
M 32 32 44 48
L 34 33 46 50
L 34 34 46 50
L 34 35 46 50
XL 38 36 48 52
2XL 42 37 50 54
3XL 46 38 52 56

Men’s Jeans Size Conversion Chart

Waist (Inch) Length (Inch) US / Internat. Euro Waist (CM) Length (CM)
28 30 28/30 40 70 - 72 76
29 30 29/30 42 73 - 75 76
30 32 30/32 44 75 - 77 81
32 32 32/32 46 80 - 82 81
33 32 33/32 48 83 - 85 81
34 32 34/32 50 85 - 87 81
36 34 36/34 52 90 - 92 86
38 34 38/34 54 93 - 98 86
40 34 40/34 56 99 - 105 86
42 34 42/34 58 105 - 110 86
44 34 44/34 60 110 - 113 86