Fellas, let me say right away, this article will be your saviour when coming to not only finding out how to measure the inseam on a pair of tall jeans

But it will also help you understand where the inseam is and why it’s so necessary to know this measurement, especially if you are a tall guy or female! 

Understanding how to measure the inseam on a pair of shorts, pants or jeans will help you buy a new piece of clothing, if you need to get them tailored or if you decide to get a pair of bespoke jeans made.

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How To Measure Inseam On Jeans

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  • Sewing tape measure
this is a photo of a sewing tape measure to measure inseam on jeans

When measuring the inseam of your jeans at home, you will want to use the pair of jeans that fit you best.

Secondly, make sure you have a flat surface that is wide enough to cover the entire length of your jeans.

Finally, have a sewing tape (flexible measuring tape) to get these numbers accurately. 

While your measuring the inseam of your jeans, these other measuring guides might help you:

Here is the step-by-step process on how to measure the inseam on your jeans:

this is a photo of tall paul wearing jeans

1. Lay jeans flat

Lay your jeans down flat on a flat surface.

this is a photo of jeans laying down to measured for thier inseam

2. Fold your jeans

Fold your jeans so that each leg is on top of the other.

this is a photo pf jeans being folded over for thier inseam measurement

3. Lift the top jean leg

Lift the top jean leg towards your waist and place them there. Be careful in placing the top pant as not to twist the crotch and remove any crease’s to get a better measurement.

this is a photo of the top leg being lifted

4. Measure jeans inseam

Take a measuring tape and measure starting from the bottom of your pant leg, measuring up to the hem of your crotch. Make sure to measure it all the way down along the seam of the pants.

Measure jeans inseam

The number you will have after doing this measurement is your inseam.

Other measurements you will need while shopping online you can find on our how to measure clothing guide.

Men's Jeans Size Charts

Guys we come in all shapes and sizes, here are the jean size guides (with inseams) to help you make the right choices when purchasing. Here is our guides to inseam length by height.

Normal guy's jeans size guide

For all my regular sized guys who have no issue in finding clothes that fit! Not all brands create the exact same jeans and measurements, this guide was taken from Levis.

Height Inseam
5'6" - 5'8" 30
5'8" - 6' 32
6' - 6-4" 34

Tall guys jean's size guide

Tall guys here is a size guide from one of the leading Tall men’s clothing brands, American Tall. Also, check out our in-depth jean guide for tall men shopping.

Size (US) Waist (US) Inseam (US)
32/36 32 36
34/34 34 34
34/36 34 36
34/38 34 38
36/34 36 34
36/36 36 36
36/38 36 38
38/34 38 34
38/36 38 36
38/38 38 38
40/36 40 36

Big & Tall guy's jeans size guide

Big & Tall men this size guide was created with help from the leading big & tall clothing brand, Mr. Big & Tall. Also, check out our in-depth jean guide for shopping.

Size Waist Inseam
LT 40 42
XLT 40 46
2XT 48 50
3XT 52 54
4XT 56 58
5XT 60 62
6XT 64 66
7XT 68 70
8XT 72 74


A 28 inch inseam is 28 inches long. This inseam will generally put your height between 5’4 to 5’7.

A 32 inch inseam means the length of your jeans from crotch to pant cuff is 32 inches long. This length means you are generally 5’8 or taller.

To measure a 30 inch inseam you will measure your jeans the same way as any other measurement length of inseam. Starting at the inner crotch place your measuring tape an run the tape down to your jean leg cuff.

Inseam for a 5’8 man is 30 inches

If you have a 28 inseam then you are on average between 5’4 – 5’7