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Old 01-04-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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?
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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I think a 12 is more like a 31 inch waist. Check out the Levis web site to translate one to the other.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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I know I am a size 2 and I wear a 25 or 26 in Levi's, depending on the fit. According to the Levi's scale a size 12 is a 31 typically.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There is no unI form correlation.

It's why I never buy jeans I can't try on
First.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I know I am a size 2 and I wear a 25 or 26 in Levi's, depending on the fit. According to the Levi's scale a size 12 is a 31 typically.
Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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There is no unI form correlation.

It's why I never buy jeans I can't try on
First.
Uniform rule is try them on. All I've really ever worn for 20 years is Levi's 501s, but even there you have to try them on or be prepared to send them back. Over the years I've gone from buying true to size to down two sizes as the 501 cut has changed to have a lower seat (crotch height) and more room through the thighs to accommodate that who buys 501s has gone from teenagers and young men to mostly middle-aged, fat men. Can't do much about the seat height going from fairly high to plenty spacious enough for your big butt and Depends, but sizing down two sizes helps with the excess fabric they've added through the thighs.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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Why don't you just use a tape measure and measure your waist and inseam? You do understand that the sizes are in inches, don't you?
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Why don't you just use a tape measure and measure your waist and inseam? You do understand that the sizes are in inches, don't you?

Because I don't like wearing jeans that are so big they fall off if I'm not wearing a belt. 501s are designed to sit below the waist (aka lowrise). Unless you're into the cowboy nutcuppers, that's how you wear them. Since the cut has been relaxed through the seat/hips/thigh over the years to be closer to 559 relaxed fit as the demographic that buys 501s has gotten older and fatter, size down. They may not fit your waist if you're wearing them as cowboy nutcuppers, but if you're not they won't be so large they'll just fall off.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:35 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.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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I remember one time, my son asked me to buy him a pair of jeans. I told him I wouldn't spend my money unless he tried them on first.


He argued with me about it, but I had all the leverage.


Seems like most guys don't feel the need to try clothes on first. LOL
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