Measure your jeans like we do

All the jeans we sell at Brund are made from high-quality selvedge denim that is cut and sewn with the utmost attention to detail. To help you understand what the garment looks and feels like, we provide several pictures and in-depth descriptions of each pair.

But how do you know if the jeans will fit?

The best solution is to visit our store to try them on. If that’s not an option, we provide detailed measures of every single size of all the jeans we stock. Using these will help you determine if the fit of the jeans you’re looking at will fit you, and which size you should choose.

We measure our jeans in centimetres using the industry-standard approach described below. Please make sure you measure your own jeans the same way when you’re making comparisons.

All our jeans are sanforized and/or one-washed. That means you shouldn’t worry about shrinkage. However, denim does have a tendency to stretch a little with wear, especially if you wear them tight-fitting. You need to take this into consideration when comparing the measurements of your own best-fitting jeans, which might have stretched out, with the new and unworn jeans you’re looking to buy from us.

Example

If your own jeans measure 90 cm in the waist, pick the size that measures closest to that number, but not more than 90 cm. It’s also important that you consider and compare the measurement of the rise as the waist measurement is dependent on the height of the rise. In other words, to fit you, low waist jeans will need to have a slightly bigger waist measurement compared to high waist jeans, even though they might have the same tag size. 

Waist

The waist must be buttoned. Lay the jeans flat on the side and measure across the waistband. Double the number for the full waist measurement (for example, 42 x 2 = 84).

Front rise

Measure from the top of the waistband to the crotch seam.

Back rise

Like with the front rise, measure from the top of the waistband to the crotch joint.

Thigh

Lay the jeans flat and take the measurement across the top of the leg immediately under the crotch. Your measuring tape or ruler should be at a right-side angle to the outside leg. This measurement will include a little bit of fabric at the back of the leg. This way, you measure the full width of the thigh and not just the front of the leg.

Hem

Measure all the way across the hem of the leg.

Inseam

Measure the inside of the leg from the crotch and all the way down to the hem. Make sure you follow the curve of the inseam. This is easiest done by taking the measurement in ‘stages’, as seen in the illustration above.

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