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    What is the correct way to measure one's inseam?
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    It's pretty much like getting a TSA pat down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    What is the correct way to measure one's inseam?
    First off, I really like the TSA answer!

    That out of the way, wearing low-cut shoes, measure the inside of your leg from the crotch down to where the fibula protuberance (that knobby, outside ankle bone) is at its lowest point and intersects the interior tape measure - that is your inseam. A truly accurate inseam measurement means measuring down the inside leg to a point level with an outside portion of your ankle - obviously, best done with assistance (neighbor was a tailor)!

    Personally, I'd just go to the airport.

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    Assuming you are talking for motorcycle gear, sitting on your bike with your knee bent in riding postion. (Generally about 2 inches longer than standing.)

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    Don't the gear sizing charts take into account the bent-knee dimension? Its been a year or so since I bought the last set of gear, but I think the picture showing how to take the measurements had the figure standing.

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    If you're looking at a size chart I'd generally say yes they have. Thought you were wondering about method for something like a Stich -their site actually has a tool to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw_rider View Post
    If you're looking at a size chart I'd generally say yes they have. Thought you were wondering about method for something like a Stich -their site actually has a tool to use.
    I hope to someday get to use that tool! I'd love a Stich!

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    Now that we have obtained the inseam measurement, to which side does the Gentleman "dress"?

    TSA probably doesn't care ... I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    Now that we have obtained the inseam measurement, to which side does the Gentleman "dress"?
    Doesn't matter as long as you have all of your furniture in one room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    First off, I really like the TSA answer!
    I heard there were some folks going to the airport in kilts today. Glad I don't work for the TSA...
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    You'll need a bit longer inseam than you'd normally wear to account for the bend in your knees when riding. I wore my favorite jeans, mounted the bike, and had my better half measure from the bottom of the cuff to the top of my shoe. I then added that measurement to the measured inseam of the jeans and went with that as my inseam for riding pants.

    Oh, and re: the TSA -- two words: Flying Pasties
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    Doesn't matter as long as you have all of your furniture in one room.
    Yeah, but sometimes there just isn't enough room on one side of the room for the sofa.

    ... two words: Flying Pasties
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