When looking for the perfect pair of jeans or pants, it is important to know how to measure them - especially if you are buying online. Grab the best fitting pair of pants you currently own and take it's measurements using the guide below. Now you'll know what to look for. Here is the Tate + Yoko guide to measuring your jeans.

Waist: Step 1: Button up the Jeans. Step 1: Lay the jean out flat with the top front edge of the waistband even with the top back edge of the waistband. Pull tightly. Step 3: Measure from one edge of the waistband to the other. Step 4: Double this measurement. 

Rise: Step 1: Button up the jeans. Step 2: Lay the jeans flat. Step 3: Pull tightly together both the front rise and tape measure. Step 4: Measure from the crotch seam to the top of the waist band.

Thigh: Step 1: Lay the jeans flat. Step 2: Measure 1 inch down the inseam from the center of the crotch. Step 3: From here, measure straight across to the outside edge of the jean.

Knee: Step 1: Lay the jeans flat. Step 2: Measure 15 inches from the crotch down the inside seam of seam of the leg. Step 3: From the 15 inch mark, measure straight across the leg from one edge to the other.

Leg Opening:  Step 1: Lay the jean flat. Step 2: Measure from one edge of the of the leg opening to the other.

Inseam: Step 1: Lay the jean with the inseam running down the center of the leg. Press flat. Step 2: Measure from the middle of the crotch stitching down the inseam to the bottom of the jean.