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How Big Should jeans leg opening be?

Heddels explains Leg Opening The leg opening of a pair of jeans refers to the width of the cuff, or very bottom, of the jeans. For example, boot cut jeans have an average leg opening of 20”, while skinny jeans have a leg opening ranging from 10” to 14”.

What is the leg opening on jeans?

Pant leg opening, or ankle width, is the width at the very bottom of a pant leg. Know your best pant leg opening width in order to get your pants fitting the way you want, consistently.

What is a slim leg opening?

Slim Fit Pants – Leg Opening In slim fit pants, the leg opening is slightly smaller than the top part of the pant leg. Slim fit pants generally have a fit that tapers below the knee. So the cut narrows below the knee in an attempt to show figure below the knee, just as it did above the knee.

What is a short leg in mens jeans?

Jeans & Trousers inside leg length

Size To fit Inside leg length
Inches CM
Short 30 76
Regular 32 81
Long 34 86

Can a tailor make leg opening smaller?

Tapering the legs can certainly be done by a trusted tailor. The tailor will open the legs of the pants and remove fabric, tapering down to the bottom. You can do this by trusting the tailor to pin and sew, or you can control the process a bit more.

How do you measure leg opening on jeans?

For the leg opening, measure across the bottom of the leg at the opening.

How do you measure leg size for jeans?


  1. Stand up straight with your legs slightly open.
  2. Place the top of the tape measure on your inner thigh, stay the closest to the crotch as possible.
  3. Pull the tape measure tight and run it down to the bottom of your ankle (just below the ankle bone that sticks out)

How do straight leg jeans fit?

Straight-leg jeans tend to sit a bit higher – nearer to your waist than your hips – so go for something that’s snug enough that they won’t drop down. Just because the legs are looser, that doesn’t mean anywhere else should be.

What is a size 12 in jeans?

Womens Bottoms

Size Jean Size Waist
8 29 31.5
10 30 32.5
12 31 33.5
14 32 34.5