Determining your best size can sometimes be tricky since all designers cut and size differently.
We've provided some best practices and techniques to make the process a breeze!
Pleaae contact us with any pre-purchase sizing questions; we're happy to assist.
General Sizing Info
True Sizing – This refers to a pant where the numerical size is the same as the “true measurement” of the waistband
A size 30 pant with “true sizing” would measure 30-inches at the waistband
Most off the rack jeans are cut with ease, so size 30 jeans might be more equivalent to a size 32 in true sizing
Many of our designers use “true sizing” - this will be noted in the Sizing tab on the product page
Cut with “Ease” – This refers to a pant where extra space, or “ease” is added to the garment. In the case of pants/jeans this usually means that an extra inch to 2-inches is added to the waist.
A size 30 pant that is cut with ease might measure 31″ or 32″ at the waistband
All designers cut differently, so the amount of ease cut into a pair of pants may vary from designer to designer
Most “commercial” jeans companies (Levis, True Religion, etc.) are cut with varying degrees of ease
Our Distressed Denims collection feature some styles that are cut with ease, and others that are “true to size”
True to Size – This is similar to “True Sizing” but can also refer to the “fit” of a pant or other garment.
If a style is cut “true to size” then size Small will fit like a standard size Small (size 2/4)
If a collection or style “runs large” then the pieces may be a bit more “relaxed” in their cuts.
If a collection or style “runs small” then the pieces may be a bit more “tailored” or “fitted” in their cuts.
Stretch – This is the amount of “give” in the garment
Sometimes this is the result of the fiber blend (percentage of stretch fiber like Spandex or Lycra)
Sometimes this is the result of the fabric structure (knit vs woven, loose weave vs tight weave, etc.)
Compare Measurements From an Existing Garment
It is often helpful to compare the garment measurements we provide against the measurements of clothing you already own.
Flat measurements of a jacket that fits you well:
Chest - Flat measurement of the jacket from armpit seam to armpit seam across the chest
Waist - Flat measurement of jacket waist from one side seam to the other side seam across the bottom of the jacket
Back Length - Measurement from collar seam at center back (where neck meets collar,) to the bottom of jacket
Flat measurements of pants that fit you well:
Waist - Flat measurement of the wasitband from side seam to side seam
Rise - Measurement from crotch seam to top of pant at center front
Inseam - Measurement from crotch seam to bottom of leg down the seam at inside of leg
Outseam - Measurement from top of pant to bottom of leg down the side seam on outside of leg
• Height and Weight - Good starting points - these provide a general idea of body type.
Additionally, if you can provide any current photos or social media links that show your build that is also very helpful.
Waist - Circumference at belly button
Hip - Circumference at widest part of hip
Rise - Measurment from crotch to top of pant line
Leg Inseam - Length from crotch to ankle down inside of leg
Chest - Cirucumference around widest part of chest (just under armpits.)