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Country Lifestyle | May 15, 2021

Your Carhartt Fit Guide

Carhartt Fit Guide Denim Workwear Clothing Pants Country Mindest

At Coastal, we’re proud to carry one of the largest selections of Carhartt in the Northwest. That includes pants for men and women. While we do have a Carhartt specialist at every store to help you find the right workwear for your needs, we’ve put together some tips to help you pinpoint the right fit, fabric, and benefits in your next pair of Carhartt pants.

Be sure to check out Meg and Amanda as they talk about Carhartt clothing for women. Plus, shop for everything Carhartt at CoastalCountry.com, including outerwear, boots, hats, and more.

Men’s Fit, Fabric, and Benefits

Carhartt has created a men’s size guide that’s easy to follow and find the perfect pair of pants. To ensure a proper fit, measure around the waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose. To measure for the inseam, Carhartt suggests finding a pair of well-loved pants that fit you well and measure those. Lay the pants flat with the front and back creased smooth. Then measure along the inseam from the crotch to the bottom of the leg hem.

Fit Options: Start with the type of fit you like in your work pants. Carhartt offers three for men.

Straight Traditional Fit: Slim seat and thigh
Relaxed Fit: Relaxed seat and thigh
Loose Original Fit: Full seat and thigh

Measurement Charts

When measuring for Carhartt, you may find that they are loose depending on your waist and inseam sizes. Try on several pair to find the right ones for you.

Waist Measurements

Small (S) Medium (M) Large (L) X-Large (XL) 2X-Large (2XL) 3X-Large (3XL) 4X-Large (4XL)
28-30 31-34 35-38 39-42 43-46 47-50 51-54

 

Inseam Measurements

Your Measurement Carhartt Size
27-28 28
29-30 30
31-32 32
33-34 34
35-36 36

 

Pant Options

Finding the right mix of utility, comfort, and function in a pair of Carhartt pants is easy with so many choices.

Jeans
Fit: Loose, Relaxed, and Straight
Fabric: Denim and stretch denim
Utility Options: Hammer loop, utility band, utility pocket, double front/knee
Lining: Knit, flannel, fleece
Dungarees
Fit: Loose, Relaxed, and Straight
Fabric: Canvass, cotton, denim, stretch canvas, stretch denim, stretch duck, twill
Utility Options: Hammer loop, utility band, cell phone pocket, double front/knee
Lining: Flannel

5-Pocket
Fit: Relaxed, Straight
Fabric: Canvas, denim, stretch canvas, stretch denim
Utility Options: Cell phone pocket, articulated knees, gusseted crotch, hammer loop, utility band
Lining: Knit, flannel, fleece

 

Double-Front
Fit: Loose, Relaxed Straight
Fabric: Denim, duck, ripstop, stretch canvas, stretch denim, stretch duck, stretch ripstop
Utility Options: Utility pockets, double front/knee, hammer loop, utility band, articulated knees
Lining: Knit, flannel, fleece

Lined
Fit: Loose, Relaxed Straight
Fabric: Canvas, denim, duck, stretch canvas, stretch denim,
Utility Options: Articulated knees, cell phone pocket, gusseted crotch, hammer loop, utility band
Lining: Knit, flannel, fleece

 

Cargo
Fit: Relaxed
Fabric: Ripstop, stretch canvas, stretch ripstop
Utility Options: Utility pockets, gusseted crotch, articulated knees, cell phone pocket

 

Women’s Fit, Fabric, and Benefits

Carhartt for women is engineered for increased mobility, sweat-fighting technology, and rugged CorduraTM fabric reinforcement to help you outwork everyone. To get a proper measurement for their pants, Carhartt suggests measuring at your natural waist. For your hips, measure at the fullest part of your hips, about 8-inches below the natural waist. To measure for the inseam, Carhartt suggests finding a pair of well-loved pants that fit you well and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the bottom of the leg hem.

Fit Options: Start with the type of fit you like in your work pants. Carhartt offers four for women.

Original: A looser fit through the hip and thigh
Straight: Fitted through hip and thigh with a straight leg opening
Slim: Fitted through hip and thigh for a slimmer fit that falls closest to the body
Fitted: Closest fit through hip and thigh, with a skinny leg opening

Women’s Measurement Charts

  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
  2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 31.5 43.5 45.5
Waist 27 28 29 30 31 32.5 34 35.5 38 40.5
Hip (seat) 36 37 38 39 40 41.5 43 44.5 46.5 48.6


Inseam Measurement

Your Inseam Carhart Size
29-30 30 (short)
31-32 32 (regular)
33-34 34 (tall)

 

Pant Options

Finding the right mix of utility, comfort, and function in a pair of Carhartt pants is easy with so many choices.

Denim
Fit: Original, Slim
Utility Options: Stretch, unlined and lined, double front/knee, utility pocket
Lining: flannel

Dungarees
Fit: Original
Utility Options: Utility pockets, double front/knee, cell phone pocket

5-Pocket
Fit: Original, Slim
Fabric: Cotton
Utility Options: Stretch, unlined

Double-Front
Fit: Original
Fabric: Cotton, twill
Utility Options: Double front/knee, stretch, utility pocket

Plus Size
Fit: Fitted, Original, Slim
Fabric: Cotton and nylon synthetic
Utility Options: Stretch, sweat-wicking, anti-odor, cell phone pocket

Pocket Utility Leggings
Fit: Fitted and Slim
Fabric: Cotton, nylon/synthetic
Utility Options: sweat-wicking, anti-odor, cell phone pocket, stretch

Coastal is Your Carhartt Headquarters

You’ll find a huge selection of Carhartt pants, shirts, jackets, and other workwear at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal. Stop by and tell our Carhartt experts what you do for a living or how you plan to use your Carhartt clothing and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Carhartt shirts shrink?
Carhartt clothing that is pre-washed will not shrink or have minimal shrinkage. Clothing that is not pre-washed can shrink or become up to 5% smaller.

Does Carhartt run big?
Carhartt shirts and pants are designed to run a little large.

Do Carhart shirts run big?
Carhartt shirts are designed to run a little large.

Do Carhartt jackets run big?
Carhartt clothing is designed to run a little large. If that jacket is pre-washed, it will not shrink or have minimal shrinkage. If it is not pre-washed, it can shrink or become up to 5% smaller.

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