leather pants – measuring yourself for a custom made pair

in How to Measure for Leather Wear

Hey folks today’s post is about leather pants and how to take measurements for a custom made pair. If you want to order casual leather pants you can basically follow the measuring guide below. All you need is a friend to help you plus a pen or pencil also something to write on and a fabric measuring tape, some customers will measure with a piece of string or wire then hold it to a tape measure they have in their toolbox. When taking the measurements around the waist and hips don’t pull the tape too tight or the pants will be tight and uncomfortable. Write down your measurements as you go along it is that easy and should only take about 3-4 minutes.  Once done just to be safe remeasure and if the measurements come out the same both times then you are ready to order your leather pants.


If you want custom made racing or riding leather pants then you will need 2 extra measurements to make sure KNEE armors are in the right spot, lets call these measurements X and XX.  For X measure from the crotch seam to the center of your knee bone and for XX measure from center of knee bone to your ankle thats it. 

Just remember you can also send us extra measurements like the outseam from waist to top of foot if you want and if you are taking the measurements from a pair of pants that fits you good always measure inseam from where the 4 seams connect, just feel around under there and you will know what i mean.

We have alot of styles of pants in our store but we make everything custom so if there is a style you want and don’t see it in our store WWW.LEATHER-SHOP.BIZ  just send us a pic or drawing of what you want and we will make them for you.

Custom made leather casual pants

Custom made leather riding / racing pants

custom made leather Pants and chaps measurement guide

You can also use the same chart for Chaps but when measuring for chaps take the measurements over what you would usually wear under chaps unless you want to go bare bottom.

Here is a link to a video that shows you some of the steps to take pant measurements in case you want to see how some steps are done.

How to measure pants

Thanks for dropping by, i hope this helped you.


This just in breaking news – you can now also use this guide below i have for suits it is more detailed, i only need the measurements that apply to pants.  Example you would not need to measure your chest, neck, arms and so on.

Measuring yourself for a custom made leather Motorcycle / Longboarding suit