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Men's Pants Size Chart, US/UK

Determine men's US/UK pant size with our Men's US/UK 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 (waist, hips and inseam) to determine your correct pant size. But no worries! Let us show you how to measure...

Determine US/UK pants size from waist, hips and inseam measurements

Waist: Use a flexible measuring tape and measure circumference around your natural waistline. Your waistline is located just above your belly button (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 measurements to determine your pants size from the pants size charts below:

Men's US/UK Pants Size Chart, Inches:

Men's Pants Sizes with measurements in inches.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Waist
In
Hips
In
Inseam
R*
24 XXS 24-25 29-30 31.5
26 XS 25-27 31-33 32
28 XS 27.5-29 34-35
32
30 S 29.5-31 35-36.5 32
32 S 31-32 37-38.5 32
33 M 32.5-33 39-40 32.5
34 M 33.5-34.5 40-41.5 32.5
36 L 35-36 42-43.5 33
38 L 36.5-37.5 44-45 33
40 XL 38-40 45-46 33
42 XL 40-42.5 46-47.5 33
44 XXL 43-44 48-49.5 33.5
46 XXL 44-46 50-51 33.5
* R = Regular Inseam. See information about tall (for taller men) and short inseam (for shorter men) at bottom of this page.

Men's US/UK Pants Size Chart, CM

We want to make it easy for non US/UK users to determine their Men's US/UK pants size. So we also present our Men's US/UK Pants Size Chart with measurements in CM...
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Waist
In
Hips
In
Inseam
R*
24 XXS 61-64 73-77 80
26 XS 64-67 77-84 81
28 XS 67-73 85-89
81
30 S 73-77 89-93 81
32 S 78-82 94-98 81
33 M 82-84 99-102 82.5
34 M 84-88 102-105 82.5
36 L 88-92 105-110 84
38 L 92-97 110-113 84
40 XL 97-102 114-117 84
42 XL 102-108 118-121 84
44 XXL 108-112 121-125 85
46 XXL 112-117 126-130 85
* R = Regular Inseam. See information about tall (for taller men) and short inseam (for shorter men) at bottom of this page.

Pants Length - Inseam by Body Height

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

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

Height
FT
Height
CM
Recommended
Length
<- 5'7'' <- 170 Short (S,A)
5'7''-6'1'' 171-184 Regular (R)
6'1''-> 185 -> 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
24S XXS 30 76
26S XS 30.5 77.5
28S XS 30.5 77.5
30S S 30.5 77.5
32S S 30.5 77.5
33S M 31 79
34S M 31 79
36S L 31.5 80
38S L 31.5 80
40S XL 31.5 80
42S XL 31.5 80
44S XXL 32 81.5
46S XXL 32 81.5
Regular Inseam
Men from to approx. 5'7'' (170 cm) to 6'1'' (184 cm) body height.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Inseam
IN
Inseam
CM
24R XXS 31.5 80
26R XS 32 81
28R XS 32 81
30R S 32 81
32R S 32 81
33R M 32.5 82.5
34R M 32.5 82.5
36R L 33 84
38R L 33 84
40R XL 33 84
42R XL 33 84
44R XXL 33.5 85
46R XXL 33.5 85
Long/Tall Inseam
Men from to approx. 6'1'' (185 cm) body height and up.
US/UK
SIZE
Alpha
Size
Inseam
IN
Inseam
CM
24L XXS 33 84
26L XS 33.5 85
28L XS 33.5 85
30L S 33.5 85
32L S 33.5 85
33L M 34 86.5
34L M 34 86.5
36L L 34.5 87.5
38L L 34.5 87.5
40L XL 34.5 87.5
42L XL 34.5 87.5
44L XXL 35 89
46L XXL 35 89

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

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