The actual measured size will generally be 2-3 inches smaller than the tag size. Actual measurementswaist 31"rise 11"hips 37"inseam 36"original tag size 31/36#12312see size guide before ordering // do not order your normal sizejeans and shorts are listed according to the actual measured waist size.For an accurate fit, measure your waist just below your belly button. 35-36 the measurements are taken as follows: waist- laying flat, taken across the back waistband, then doubledhips- laying flat, with the tape measure at the bottom of the zip or button fly, then doubledrise- from the crotch seam to the top of the waistbandinseam- from the crotch seam inside the leg to the hemvintage high waisted jeans have a very different fit than modern jeans. Most high waist styles have a rise (the distance from the crotch to the waistband) of 11-12. Modern jeans typically have a 7-8 rise. Shorts are listed according to the actual measured waist size in inches, not the tag size.