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Best Stores for Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths

A friend of mine said she was shopping for a 28″ inseam jean for her 14-year-old son recently, and had a hard time finding something short enough for him that also had a small enough waist. Since my son is 13 and topping out of kid sizes, I started looking for the best stores for men’s shorter inseam lengths for him, too. A good portion of our sales at SearchByInseam.com are for men’s jeans in 26-28″ inseams. Besides teenagers, there are also plenty of men with shorter inseam lengths because the average American male is just under 5’10” tall. Although someone with below average height doesn’t necessarily have a below average inseam length, it is often correlated. No matter what your height, it’s important to know your inseam length, and we tell you how to measure your inseam length here.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about the best brands for shorter mean’s inseams (this post first appeared in 2018), so here’s an updated list with the best stores for men’s shorter inseam lengths:

  1. SearchByInseam.com. We may be biased, but this is the best place to shop for shorter inseam lengths – or any inseam length, for that matter. The site allows you to search multiple sellers for your exact inseam and waist size, saving you time and money. You can also select your favorite brands and price range, as well as shop for jeans, pants, shorts, or workout pants.
    Men's Shorter Inseam Lengths Available on SearchByInseam.com
    Men’s Shorter Inseam Lengths Available on SearchByInseam.com

     

  2. Express.com. While there is a small selection of men’s 28″ inseam jeans and pants, Express does usually have them. You can search by waist, inseam, and style. This store offers free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns.
    Express Extra Slim Navy Wool-Blend Performance Tuxedo Pants
    Express Extra Slim Navy Wool-Blend Performance Tuxedo Pants

     

  3. OldNavy.com.  Old Navy’s shortest men’s jeans and pants have a 28″ inseam length. Shipping is free on all orders over $50 if you are a rewards member (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a rewards member. It pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders. You’ll often see sales from this seller as well.
    Old Navy Loose Non-Stretch Jeans for Men
    Old Navy Loose Non-Stretch Jeans for Men

     

  4. Gap.com. Men’s short jeans at Gap start at a 28″ inseam length. Like Old Navy, shipping is free on orders over $50 for rewards members (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a member. So, it pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on every order.
    Straight Jeans in GapFlex with Washwell
    Straight Jeans in GapFlex with Washwell

     

  5. BananaRepublic.com. Banana Republic also starts their short men’s jeans with an inseam length of 28 inches. You’ll get free shipping on orders over $50 for rewards members (it’s free to join) and $9 on orders if you’re not a member. Therefore, it pays to sign up! 🙂 Returns are free on all orders.
    Banana Republic Straight Legacy Jean
    Banana Republic Straight Legacy Jean

     

  6. Amazon.com. Amazon just recently got into the clothing market, and even more recently launched their own clothing brand! Amazon Essentials is a great brand for men with shorter inseam lengths because the jeans come in a 28″ length. In addition, you’ll also find the reliable Lee and Levi’s brands, some styles with 28″ inseam lengths. Look for free Prime shipping and a free 7-day try-on available for some products. Free returns.
    Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-Fit Stretch Jean
    Amazon Essentials Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Jean

     

  7. Lands’ End. Lands’ End has the shortest men’s jeans I’ve ever found! Their inseam lengths start at just 26″ and go up every half inch – for example 26.25″, 26.5″, 26.75″ and so on. They also carry a men’s 27″ inseam, which is super rare. Shipping is free on orders over $99 and returns are free.
    Lands' End Men's Traditional Fit Comfort-First Jeans
    Lands’ End Men’s Traditional Fit Comfort-First Jeans

     

  8. Nordstrom. While you don’t often find men’s jeans in inseams shorter than 30″ here, the store offers free alterations so you can hem jeans as short as you want. Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, plus an awesome rewards program that gives you free alterations and Nordy Notes. It’s a free program and totally worth signing up for here.
    Men's Mavi Jeans Matt Relaxed Fit Jeans Available at Nordstrom.com
    Men’s Mavi Jeans Matt Relaxed Fit Jeans Available at Nordstrom.com

     

Hopefully this list helps you find men’s shorter inseam jeans in 26-28″. Let us know in the comments if there are any other stores you’ve found that carry these shorter lengths. Happy shopping! Post contains affiliate links.

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Short Men’s Jeans – Looking for Shorter Inseam Lengths?

In looking to see how people found SearchByInseam.com recently, I noticed many entered the search terms “short mens jeans.” While we’ve carried short inseams for men and women for several years, this was the first time we’d seen a high demand for short men’s jeans. People were specifically looking for men’s jeans in 26″ inseams, 27″ inseams, and 28″ inseam lengths, so I’m going to focus on these lengths for this post. It’s pretty cool to see demand grow in a new category! So for all you short men out there, or people shopping for shorter men’s inseams, this is for you. 😉

Best Brands for Short Men’s Jeans

At Search By Inseam, we carry a good selection of brands that make shorter length jeans for men. These include Express, Old Navy, Gap, Banana RepublicLands’ End, and Levi’s. Eddie Bauer used to have men’s jeans that started at a 20″ inseam length, but they don’t anymore. I don’t know if they were testing the market to see what the demand actually was for inseam lengths that were that short or what… But I do know we had customers buying them. Here’s a little more about each brand that currently carries men’s short inseam lengths:

  1. Express: Express’ short men’s jeans start at a 28″ inseam length. The brand is high on style and trends. You can also find classics like bootcut and straight leg as well. This brand’s sales are typically buy-one-get-one 50% off. The price point is generally less than $90. Men’s inseam lengths go from 28-36 inches in 2-inch intervals.
  2. Old Navy: The length of Old Navy’s short men’s jeans start at 28 inches. Most jeans are under $40 and they are often on sale. Old Navy jeans range in inseam length from 28-36″ and go up 2 inches at a time.
  3. Gap: Gap is another men’s jean brand that goes from a 28″ inseam length to a 36″ inseam length in 2-inch increments. Most men’s jeans are under $80, though premium styles can cost over $100.
  4. Banana Republic: Banana Republic has a lot of men’s slim  and skinny jean styles right now. This brand starts its men’s short inseams at 28″ and goes up to a tall 36″ inseam.
  5. Lands’ End: Lands’ End is cool because the men’s jeans inseam lengths start at 26″ and go up by .25″. So you can order a pair of short men’s jeans with a 26″, 26.25″, 26.5″, 26.75″, 27″, 27.25″, 27.5″, 27.75″, or 28″ inseam. The inseams go all the way up to 36″, so tall men like this brand as well. This brand is high on quality and is periodically on sale.
  6. Levi’s: Good old Levi’s! I think everyone has owned a pair by this brand at one point or another. Some styles of Levi’s come in a men’s 28″ inseam length. It can be difficult to figure out which style is made in a shorter inseam length, but we make it easy at SearchByInseam.com. Just select your inseam length and set the brand you want to search for as Levi’s, and we’ll show you everything that matches your criteria.
Short men's jeans available at SearchByInseam.com
Short men’s jeans available at SearchByInseam.com

Have you found any other brands of men’s jeans that come in shorter inseam lengths less than 29″? If so, please tell us in the comments below. Thanks!