Denim 101

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Size Charts

Generally, American jeans will fit according to these standards:

Size Abbreviation Full Name
00/2 XS Extra Small
4/6 S Small
8/10 M Medium
12/14 L Large
16/18 XL Extra Large
20/22 XXL Extra Extra Large

Some brands use the waist measurement as the size:

Size Waist
Measurement (in inches)
00 24
2 25
4 26
6 27
8 28
10 29
12 30
14 31
16 32
18 33

Finally, here's how to convert international jeans sizes:

US European UK Italy France
0 30 32 34 32
2 32 4 36 4
4 34 6 38 6
6 36 8 40 38
8 38 10 42 40
10 40 12 44 42
12 42 14 46 44

Originally published on LHJ.com, July 2006.

 

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