How to Convert Size 16 Regular Boy's Jeans to Inches and Length

by Bob Romanov ; Updated September 28, 2017

Find a boy's size 16 in inches.

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There are few things that strike terror in boys and young men than the idea of clothes shopping. So if he needs a new pair of jeans and he's not there to try them on, you're stuck. However, if you are looking at a pair of size 16 jeans and you know your kid's measurements, converting the size into inches will give you a good idea if the pants will fit. A conversion chart will make this simple; and once you have made the conversion, you won't have to do it again, hopefully, for a while.

Refer to an online size conversion chart for standard sizes, such as one available from A size conversion chart provides dimensions in inches for the leg and waist measurements of a pair of pants. Leg, inseam and length are all used interchangeably.

Note the waist size in inches. The waist size in inches for a pair of size 16 pants is 28 inches.

Find the inseam length in inches. The inseam length in inches for a pair of size 16 boy's pants is 30 inches.


  • Find a brand you like and stick with it. This helps make sizing easier since you will always know how a particular size will fit.

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Bob Romanov has been writing since 1990, specializing in music technology and video games. He makes music professionally and has built several of his own electronic instruments. He is an authority on all kinds of video games, from vintage Atari 2600 to the newest generation of console and PC games. Romanov holds a bachelor's degree from Goddard College.