At Rivet & Hide we measure all our stock individually. We do not rely on any measurements other than our own. We check every item ourselves. Below you'll see just how we do it.
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.
R&H measurement guide for tops.
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.