Jeans, originally conceived as workwear for men, are now popular and loved by everyone, regardless of age and gender. If you have already decided on their manufacturer, cut and quality, the only thing left is to correctly determine your size. It should be remembered that jeans, unlike classic trousers, should fit the figure very tightly, without creating at the same time discomfort when moving.
European or American?
Jeans have one feature: with all the variety of sizes, they are the most difficult to choose according to your individual measurements, especially if you are the happy owner of a non-standard figure. Therefore, it is advisable to try on any model before buying. If this is not possible, then they are selected according to measurements taken from previously purchased jeans that fit you perfectly, and measurements must be taken from the buttoned product.
You can often hear the question: “Whatis that for jeans? 27 size - what is it? Since the United States is the birthplace of everyone's favorite denim pants, their sizes corresponded to the standards of this country for a long time. Now jeans are sewn by different manufacturers, and the size (size) can be European (EU), American (US), English (UK). The first is measured in centimeters, and the last two are measured in inches, where 1 inch equals 2.54 cm.
What lies behind the numbers on the label
For the correct selection of men's jeans, two parameters matter: waist circumference and height. On the label, they are indicated through a fraction as W - the length of the belt (from the English. Waist - waist) and L - the length of the leg along the inner seam (from the English. Lenght - distance). The unit of measure is inch. For example, men's jeans, size 27/32, are the most popular, they are designed for average parameters, so they are always on sale.
The length of the jeans is correct if it matches your height. This means that there are no noticeable kinks in the legs, while at the same time they do not remain completely straight to the very bottom. Jeans that fit well at the waist do not require tightening, they are freely fastened with a button, fit to the body and do not dangle. Jeans tend to stretch, especially when worn for a long time, so they need to be selected strictly in size. The label of the model may contain information that the item was pre-shrinkable, that is, the size of such products will not decrease after washing.
Features of constructing a size range
Rulermen's jeans starts at size 27. What other information you need to have in order to choose the right men's jeans? 27 size - what is it? In this case, we are talking about the length of the belt, indicated in inches. If we calculate this size in centimeters, we get 27 x 2.54=68.58 cm. Rounding this number, we find out that the belt in this model is 69 cm.
Is there an easy way to figure out which size to start with in your jeans? 27 size - what will it be according to Russian standards? To quickly navigate the store and not re-measure all the models in a row, you can use simple calculations. If you know your size, subtract 16 units from it, and get the approximate length of the jeans belt. For example, 50 - 16=34. So, models with W34 on the label may suit you.
Please remember that our men's jeans sizes start at 42-44, which is approximately US size 27-28. In other words, a product with the inscription on the label "Men's jeans size 27" according to the Russian table, which has existed since the days of the Soviet Union, will correspond to size 44 ((W27 + 16) + 1). Since our grid has a step of 2 units, it is necessary to round up.
There is another system according to which products are marked. It happens that you have to translate American markings into European ones in order to find similar German or English jeans for yourself. 27 size iswhat on the European scale? Since the Euromark takes into account the circumference of the hips at the widest places, it is more informative and convenient to use. If, for example, the label says 30 EU, then this corresponds to 30 x 2.54=76 cm at the hips.
Types of fit and cut of products
Many people confuse the waist circumference with the width of the belt, but these are two completely different values. To choose the size of jeans, you need to take measurements not at the waist, but along the navel line or just below it, this is where the belt of models with a standard regular rise fit is located.
The width of the belt depends on the cut of the products, so when choosing men's jeans, you must also take into account the height of the waist, which determines the fit. On labels, it can be indicated by several markings:
- lowest (ultra low-rise);
- low on the hips (low-rise);
- understated (middle-rise);
- on the waist (original rise);
When choosing jeans, the cut of the legs is taken into account: on the hips with an extension from the knee (boot cut), narrower (slim), tight-fitting (skinny), wide (relaxed, loose).
Nuances of choice
To keep the proportions of the product, its length is selected according to your height. Given this, it is not difficult to choose comfortable jeans for yourself. Size 27, which is a ratio of W and L, is designed for very slim and petite men.
For size 27 men's jeans, the standard leg lengthis 29 inches or 74 cm for a height of 157-165 cm. By American standards, this is the smallest size, designated as XS (extra small), it is equivalent to the 40th European. Thus, size 27/30 is jeans designed for heights up to 168 cm.
How to choose the right jeans
Before buying, you must try on jeans, put them on and move around to check the fit. Sometimes manufacturers deliberately increase the size or, conversely, reduce them, because everything is regulated by the demand for a particular model.
Jeans of the same size, but from different manufacturers, often have different parameters. One model may fit perfectly at the waist, but be short in length, another may fit the leg but have a waistband that is too wide.