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Inseam and Outseam

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I currently measured a 33 inseam with 30 waist but with a 40 outseam. I heard these measurements were weird because the outseam is normally 10 more. What size pants is best?
 

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could you please clarify -- was your body measured at 33 inseam/40 outseam, or did you measure a pair of trousers? If these are your body measurements, who measured you? The inseam measurement is closely related to the distance from your crotch to the floor, so that number should be relatively consistent. In contrast, the outseam measurement is the distance between the top of the waistband and the bottom of your trouser leg, so this depends on where you like your trouser waistband to sit. A 7 inch difference indicates a very low rise trouser (i.e. the trousers will sit at your hips instead of at your waist). Most people prefer a rise higher than that.
 

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A tailor measured my body. I would like to know what pants would be right for me.
 

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I would disregard the outseam measurement when you look for ready-to-wear trousers. I am not a tailor but I would argue that the "outseam" measurement is very subjective and can vary by several inches based on personal preference.

Assuming that you're buying ready-to-wear trousers, I would suggest that you first look at the waist and inseam measurements since those are the standard measurements provided for all men's trousers. Then try the trousers on. Does the rise feel comfortable to you, and do the trousers fit well in the hips, seat, thighs, and lower leg?
 
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