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Old 01-08-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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OK then, measure your circumference at the place where you want the waistband of your pants to be, and buy pants with that waist size.

Gee, it's just not that difficult.


Actually, it IS a little more difficult than you think it is.


There's also the added 'complication' that when jeans are made, they're cut out of several layers of denim at a time. Those that were cut from the layers on top are going to be a bigger, than the layers at the bottom.


Soooo...you have a size 12 for example, that MIGHT be closer to a 14, or it might be closer to a 10. You have to try them on.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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No, the OP was asking about inch sized blue jeans.

I know what size I wear when it comes to size 6, 8, 10, 12 14....but I see jeans that are sized 28, 32, 34, 36...

What does, say a size 36 correlate to? Would it be a size 12?


The waist is your waist in inches. The inseam is your inseam in inches. Yes, there is minor variation but in general, inch-sized clothing is pretty accurate. Obviously you have to try it on. That should go without saying.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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No, the OP was asking about inch sized blue jeans.

I know what size I wear when it comes to size 6, 8, 10, 12 14....but I see jeans that are sized 28, 32, 34, 36...

What does, say a size 36 correlate to? Would it be a size 12?

The waist is your waist in inches. The inseam is your inseam in inches. Yes, there is minor variation but in general, inch-sized clothing is pretty accurate. Obviously you have to try it on. That should go without saying.

Yeah...but it's the same situation. Your advertised 36 might actually be a 36 1/2 or 37. Knowing your waist size is a place to START, but you still have to try them on. Especially if you're not familiar with a particular brand enough, to know if they run big or they run small.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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OK then, measure your circumference at the place where you want the waistband of your pants to be, and buy pants with that waist size.

Gee, it's just not that difficult.
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. On non-obese people, hips are wider than the waist. The pants are too large. Buying larger pants will not make them smaller. It will make them larger.

It's not nearly as complicated as trying to make pants smaller by buying larger ones. If the pants are too large, size down. If they're still to large, size down again. If they don't fit, buy different pants. Don't rely on tagged size.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:28 PM
 
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Also it depends on designer. I can range from 8-12, depending on make. Tried on a pair of 11 yesterday that did not fit, yet I have a size 7/8 that falls off of me. So, as someone said, inch sizes, such as 26,28,30, etc is usually accurate. Yet even the boyfriend has the same issues with his jeans and they are inches.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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You have to try them on. You'd think the inches accurately correlate with waist circumference but I've found that to not be true at all, especially with the Euro sizing. I've found better fit with Old Navy jeans (where 8 is 28 inches, 10 is 30", and 12 is 31").
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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I’ve been buying jeans for my husband for 30 years and he never has to try them on and they always fit. 34X36 . Levi’s, Wranglers, carhartts, Duluth trading, lands end...whatever.

It just doesn’t work this way for women.

Seems like our bodies vary too much, and we are looking for the perfect fit. Most men (I know...not all) just want them to fit. As in stay up, and not be too tight or too short/long. Not worried about how they make their backsides look.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Those numbers are waist size (same for belts). Measure your waist then you will know what size you need.
Waist sizes are mostly for men pants.
This chart should help you make the right selection:
https://www.blitzresults.com/en/jeans-size/
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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I know what size I wear when it comes to size 6, 8, 10, 12 14....but I see jeans that are sized 28, 32, 34, 36...


What does, say a size 36 correlate to? Would it be a size 12?
Arent sizes 28 - 36 MENS sizes? Are you trying to buy MENS pants? If so, why not just try them on?
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I'm a 13 or 10-12 but a 31/32 in waist sizes depending upon the vanity fit.

At the Gap, I'm a 29 but for Top Shop, H&M, or Zara I'm a 32. Paige, AG, J Brand, or True Religion, I'm a 31.
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