This is undoubtedly the most crucial measurement to get right when speaking of getting the right fit. It’s also the measurement that is most often incorrect on shorter men.
Most stores don’t typically carry inseam lengths shorter than 30”. So if you’re shorter than average height in the US (which is roughly 5’10”), that means they’ll be way too long for you. There are two solutions: You’ll either have to cuff the hem or get them tailored.
Going to the tailor is both time consuming and very expensive. This inconvenience was probably the primary motivation for creating Under 510! Cuffing jeans is actually a pretty good solution if you have jeans that are too long.
Cuffs can be functional, stylish, and are a free alternative to alterations. However, cuffs can often look clunky especially if the jeans are way too long. Plus, every guy should have jeans in the perfect inseam length, which is much cleaner and better suited for dressing up. So let’s talk about how to find the right inseam length for your jeans.
Because every guy is built differently, there is no foolproof way to figure out your proper inseam length. Additionally, even if you were to measure out your preferred inseam length, it's best to see them for yourself. We offer free returns and exchanges on all US orders, and free shipping on US orders of $150 or more, so it's free and easy to try multiple sizes. Generally though, guys that are 5’5” and below should go for a 25” inseam and those who are 5’5” or above should opt for the 28” inseam. If you fall in between, it’s best to try out a few inseam lengths, see how you look in each, and return the ones you don’t want free of charge.
We also have a full guide on inseams as well as our inseam tutorial video that you can check out for further info. Under 5’10 offers inseams that go all the way down to 25” so there’s a good chance you’ll find the length that’s perfect for you!
From a style perspective, everyone likes their jeans to lay differently. Some guys might be the same height, yet one of them may like their pants to fall really short (above the ankle) and the other may like a bit of a break at the top of the shoe. Therefore, when choosing inseams, think about how you like your jeans to lay. Also think about which shoes you are wearing with the jeans. Guys wearing sneakers would want a longer inseam than those who are wearing boots, since the height of a boot will cause bunching.