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Men's European Pants Size Chart

Determine men's pants size with our men's pants size chart
Shopping for new pants? Make sure to buy the right size! But what is actually the correct size for you? Are you sure you know? Many people use the same size as they always have done, even though there might be another size that actually fits better. Let us help you find out...

How to Measure Men's Pants Size?

You will need to take a few body measurements to determine your correct pant size. But no worries! Let us show you how to measure...


Determine EU pants size from waist, hips and inseam measurements

Waist: Measure circumference  around your natural waistline. Your waistline is usually situated just above your belly button (at the narrowest/slimmest part of torso).

Hips/Seat:
Measure circumference around the fullest part of your hips. Make sure to keep the measuring tape horizontal.

Inseam: Measure from the top of your inner leg (crotch) to bottom of inner leg (where pants ends, about 1'' (2,5 cm) below the ankle).

Use your measurements to determine your pant size from the Pants Size Charts below:

Men's European Pants Size Chart, CM:

Men's Pants Sizes with measurements in CM.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Waist
In
Hips
In
Inseam
R*
38 XXS 61-64 73-77 80
40 XS 64-67 77-84 81
42 XS 67-73 85-89
81
44 S 73-77 89-93 81
46 S 78-82 94-98 81
48 M 82-84 99-102 82.5
50 M 84-88 102-105 82.5
52 L 88-92 105-110 84
54 L 92-97 110-113 84
56 XL 97-102 114-117 84
58 XL 102-108 118-121 84
60 XXL 108-112 121-125 85
62 XXL 112-117 126-130 85
* R = Regular Inseam. See information about tall inseam (for taller men) and short inseam (for shorter men) at bottom of page.

Men's European Pants Size Chart, Inches

We also want to make it easy for US/UK users to determine their Men's European pants size. That is why we also present our Men's European Pants Size Chart with measurements in Inches...
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Waist
In
Hips
In
Inseam
R*
38 XXS 24-25 29-30 31.5
40 XS 25-27 31-33 32
42 XS 27.5-29 34-35
32
44 S 29.5-31 35-36.5 32
46 S 31-32 37-38.5 32
48 M 32.5-33 39-40 32.5
50 M 33.5-34.5 40-41.5 32.5
52 L 35-36 42-43.5 33
54 L 36.5-37.5 44-45 33
56 XL 38-40 45-46 33
58 XL 40-42.5 46-47.5 33
60 XXL 43-44 48-49.5 33.5
62 XXL 44-46 50-51 33.5
* R = Regular Inseam. See information about tall inseam (for taller men) and short inseam (for shorter men) at bottom of page.

Pants Length - Inseam by Body Height

Most pants manufacturers offer pants in different lengths. Regular (R) is standard pant length, while Long (L) (sometimes called Tall (T)) is ment for longer persons. Short (S) inseam is ment for shorter persons. But which length to choose? Simply see our Pants Length Chart below...

Height is measured from floor and up while standing uprised against a wall, looking straight forward.

Height
FT
Height
CM
Recommended
Length
<- 170 cm <- 5'7'' Short (S,A)
171 - 184 cm 5'7'' - 6'1'' Regular (R)
185 cm -> 6'1'' -> Long (L)/Tall (T)

Short, Regular and Long/Tall Inseam Lengths

What is the difference between the different inseam lengths? Find out with our Inseam Length Chart below. You can use this chart to determine the size of a existing pair of pants, or to doublecheck if the body height chart above shows the right inseam length for you (it is not always so...)
Short Inseam
Men up to approx. 5'7'' (170 cm) body height.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Inseam
IN
Inseam
CM
38S XXS 30 76
40S XS 30.5 77.5
42S XS 30.5 77.5
44S S 30.5 77.5
46S S 30.5 77.5
48S M 31 79
50S M 31 79
52S L 31.5 80
54S L 31.5 80
56S XL 31.5 80
58S XL 31.5 80
60S XXL 32 81.5
62S XXL 32 81.5
Regular Inseam
Men from to approx. 170 cm  (5'7'') to  184 cm (6'1'') body height.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Inseam
IN
Inseam
CM
38R XXS 31.5 80
40R XS 32 81
42R XS 32 81
44R S 32 81
46R S 32 81
48R M 32.5 82.5
50R M 32.5 82.5
52R L 33 84
54R L 33 84
56R XL 33 84
58R XL 33 84
60R XXL 33.5 85
62R XXL 33.5 85
Long/Tall Inseam
Men from to approx. 185 cm (6'1'') body height and up.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Inseam
IN
Inseam
CM
38L XXS 33 84
40L XS 33.5 85
42L XS 33.5 85
44L S 33.5 85
46L S 33.5 85
48L M 34 86.5
50L M 34 86.5
52L L 34.5 87.5
54L L 34.5 87.5
56L XL 34.5 87.5
58L XL 34.5 87.5
60L XXL 35 89
62L XXL 35 89

Tips, Tricks or Questions about Men's European Pants Size?

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Note: All our size charts are guidelines.

Sizes may vary with brands, models and manufacturers. Due to this fact, we can not guarantee that our size charts always will show the right sizes.

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