How to convert size 16 regular boy's jeans to inches and length

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How to convert size 16 regular boy's jeans to inches and length
Find a boy's size 16 in inches. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

There are few things that strike terror in boys and young men than the idea of clothes shopping. So if he needs a new pair of jeans and he's not there to try them on, you're stuck. However, if you are looking at a pair of size 16 jeans and you know your kid's measurements, converting the size into inches will give you a good idea if the trousers will fit. A conversion chart will make this simple; and once you have made the conversion, you won't have to do it again, hopefully, for a while.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Refer to an online size conversion chart for standard sizes, such as one available from A size conversion chart provides dimensions in inches for the leg and waist measurements of a pair of trousers. Leg, inseam and length are all used interchangeably.

  2. 2

    Note the waist size in inches. The waist size in inches for a pair of size 16 trousers is 28 inches.

  3. 3

    Find the inseam length in inches. The inseam length in inches for a pair of size 16 boy's trousers is 30 inches.

Tips and warnings

  • Find a brand you like and stick with it. This helps make sizing easier since you will always know how a particular size will fit.
  • Remember, clothing size conversions into inches are not always precise. Sizes can differ across brands.

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