- Natural Waist (Military):
Feel down the sides of the body and find the top of the pelvis bone, measure with a tape around the body just above this bone (not around the bone or under the ribs) - Finding the belly button may help you. This is a body measure, not too loose, not too tight, just what is there.
- Waist (Argyll):
You may wish to wear a pair of jeans or suit trousers you are already comfortable in and measure the preferred waist from here. Keep in mind what style of jacket you plan to wear with the trews - you don't want to measure your Argyll trews waist too low if you plan to ever wear a kilt jacket with them. This is a body measure, not too loose, not too tight, just what is there.
In other words, measure around the bum and hips. Again, this is a body measure, let us know what's there - watch that the measuring tape isn't too loose or too tight.
We recommend wearing the shoes or boots you plan on wearing with your trews when doing this and no looking down!
Outside Leg - This refers to measuring from the waist measure to the desired length down the outside of the leg.
Inside Leg - Pull the trousers you are wearing up if the are baggy. Measure from the base of the crotch down the inside leg to the desired length.
*Measure a little longer if you are unsure so we can alter the length for you later*
Measure around the widest point of the thigh pulling the tape slightly upwards at the outside of the leg if you desire a slightly looser fit, or measuring the widest point of the thigh as is fr a more fitted pair of trews.
For more fitted trews you may wish to measure your ankle slightly tighter, but always ensure the tape can comfortably move around your ankle - remember your foot must fit through this when you are taken them on and off! An ankle measure of around 14" is considered a pretty tapered fit, while 16-17" would be a straighter leg.
More athletic builds may wish to supply us with an additional measure taken from around the calf - this ensures that even if going for more fitted trews, we can tailor them so they will comfortably fit over your calves. Measure around the widest point of your calf as is.