Yeah, there isn't really an international standard for measuring the thigh. There should be though, because a lot happens between the crotch seam and even 1-2" down the leg. It can be a worthless measurement unless you know where it was taken. So arbitrary needs to be used sparingly Kiya at SE takes his 1" down the leg. Gordon at BiG (who has years of garment industry experience), takes his thigh measurement across the thigh at the crotch seam intersection (laid flat - all the way across). Like this: It seems the BiG style is more widely accepted on the forums. It's best to know where this measurement is taken if you're gonna compare dimensions. Thanks for the explanation.. Any thoughts on what jeans have the same type of cut?