My Pants Don't Fit

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  1. zimbo

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    I've always bought Hanes cotton chinos for lounging around the house. One wash and they fit perfect.
    Now I've bought 2 new pairs and they no longer fit. They've gone to a relaxed and 2" added on to the length. No amount of washing will make them right. It looks like now the clothing people are now going to cater to people with a more ample girth than I have. I might have to (ugh) try a women's size.
    I checked Lands End and they have gone with relaxed fit too.
     
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    Find out where Mick Jagger buys his chinos.
     
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    I don’t do relaxed fit. Too baggy. Duluth has some non-relaxed
     
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    Unfortunately modern society is not comfortable with the fact that thier waist band grows. So manufacturers now have made sizes that are forgiving. I have worn the same size pants for 20 years, and have had to go down 2 "sizes" if it is not a tailored garment.
     
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    They’re not on backwards, or anything?
     
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    shop in the teen's department. Sounds like you are a sartorial anomaly.
     
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    Look closer at Lands' End. My work uniform as I think of the stuff has been Lands' End trim or tailored fit pants and shirts as well as Kuhl pants. I just tried Mountain Khaki slim fit stuff.

    For biking and sports some trim stuff is really expensive but Abit bike shorts cater to big or skinny butts.

    Patagonia has gotten more full in fit but the true adventure sport stuff still caters to normal or what used to be normal-sized people.

    It's really frustrating to be in my 60s and not fat the way most have become. Now it makes clothing expensive just like all the unhealthy people make insurance more expensive. I have much empathy for people who cannot help being overweight but I was a chubby kid who learned to get it in control. I wish society would start discriminating against the weight aspect of poor health like is done for substance abuse and other conditions.
     
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    Yeah, I hate that when the cuts change. This sounds like serious size changes. Check for a 'classic' as opposed to 'relaxed fit, too. But if you're buying pants with waist and inseam measurements they should still fit, just with more or less room in some spots. I hope.
     
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    Wait, trousers are being made longer? Have I died and gone to 36” inseam heaven?!?
     
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    Are you somewhat of a body builder?
     
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    It used to be that were S, M, L, and XL sizes of clothing for men. XL was huge and mostly for giants and obese men. Now there is a much wider range of something like XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, and XXXXL sizes. So if you used to buy an M to be in the middle of the range now you need to buy either a L, but probably more like an XL to be in the middle of the range. If you bought something that was a slim fit you might even need to have an XXL or XXXL size to equate to what used to be an M, or at most an L.
     
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    It would be nice if producers of clothing used a uniform and consistent sizing regime.

    I might be off base, but a 32'' waist should be well, 32''.

    For men, at least we get pockets. Some of the ladies are not so lucky.
     
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    This works.
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    Came across this recently with my son growing, and sizing… my Levi’s have gone 32x32, 33x32, 34x32 over the years, but if you measure the waist band it’s actually 37. I guess it depends where they’re designed to fit, hip or waist, but measuring for me rarely yields the right answer. Even worse trying to buy something for a woman, their clothing sizing is way off, as noted above, sizing flattery….
     
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    i always have to go up or down in sizes since they never have a 35..34 will work or a 29 length 30 will work
     
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