Measurement Guide

The first rule of buying jeans online is never choose your size based a brand you have previously worn. You’re bound to get it wrong. Sizing varies considerably and it is not uncommon for our customs to vary over 3 or 4 waist sizes depending on the brand.

Grab a pair of jeans, shirt or jacket that fit you well and measure them according to this guide. This is how we measure. Then cross refer your findings with our size chart found on every product page.

If you have any doubts don’t forget to get in touch. We’re pretty fast at answering and can help you choose the right size:

R&H measurement guide for jeans.

Stage 1: The waist

  • Button up the jean.
  • Lay flat with the top waist band evenly flat on the back waist band.
  • Measure from one side to the other keeping the jean flat & double the measurement.

Stage 2: The hip

  • Measure 3 inches or 7.5cm from the crotch stitch.
  • Measure from side to side flat across the jean at this point.

Stage 3: Front rise

  • Lay flat and measure from crotch seam to top of jean with top button fastened.

Stage 4: Back rise

  • Measure from crotch seam to top of the back of the jean .

Stage 5: Thigh

  • Lay flat and measure from crotch across to outside of leg.

Stage 6: Knee

  • Lay flat and measure 13” or 33cm from crotch down inside seam of jean
  • From here measure from one side of the jean to the other.

Stage 7: hem width/leg opening

  • With the jean flat measure from one side of the leg opening to the other
  • NB with very heavy denim 18oz and above measure the entire circumference of the exterior of the hem using a measuring tape and divide by 2 for a more exact figure.

Stage 8: Inseam/inside leg

  • Lay the jean flat with the inseam at the centre.
  • Following the inside seam measure from the crotch to the end of the leg.

Place the garment flat on a surface and buttoned or zipped up complete all 4 stages

Stage 1: Chest

  • Measure from pit to pit and double the reading.

Stage 2: Shoulder

  • Measure across the top from one shoulder seam to the other.

Stage 3: Waist

  • We measure the narrowest part of the garment outer seam to outer seam between the pit and the opening. If, however, the shirt has gussets, the waist will correspond to the the opening measurement.

Stage 4: Opening

  • Here we take a cross measurement from seam to seam at the bottom of the shirt.

Stage 5: Length

  • Measure from the top of the shoulder by the collar to the bottom of the garment.

Stage 6: Sleeve

  • Measure from the top of shoulder seam to the cuff’s edge.