I'd say you should size up.
Plus, the Epaulet trousers are closer to your true waist than what other stores might sell. I can fit in to 34 from some brands, but I had to go with 36 for the Walts.
Thanks for that. I just ordered a pair.
Thanks. Me too.
I bought a FF sport coat recently too. I am going to look good but cash poor.
I've been wearing my clay rivets for about week now and they are my new favorite pair of pants (trousers for those across the pond). Along with a pair of khakis these are my first rivets so nods to Epaulet's quality are in order. Amazing construction, fit is fantastic, service is great, details are pleasant, fabric is soft and tough. Now about the clay rivets. The color is perfect for southern California. I'd argue its more versatile than either khaki or white for a warmer climes. White can seem sharp and affected if you live anywhere where white things can't be expected to stay white for long. Khaki can sometimes carry office connotations, especially in places where standard office dress is firmly wedged between the expectations of "no jeans" and "no ties". Clay hits the middle and looks good in its own right. I would love to see Epaulet make it in duck canvas. (MTO Program?)
Do the twill cotton trousers shrink a great deal after a few washes? I'm a size 29.5 in EP, so I usually go for the 29s in the walts, but would it be better to buy size 30 for chinos to compensate for the expected shrinkage? I plan to wash these pants and forgo the dry cleaning process. Would that be smart?
easy to have altered if you find the waist a bit too big after washing