Originally Posted by kmdsimpson
Size down 1 seems about right; i.e. 33 tagged = 34 waist. These are wool, so don't stretch like jeans or the selvedge officers chinos do. I think the consensus on the selvedge officers chinos was to go down 2 from waist to tagged.
I have to amend what I just said about these. I went back and measured mine, which are tagged 34. They measure about 35 when flat, with the waist band not aligned; i.e.: back rise is a little higher than the front. But with the waist aligned, they measure out to 36. These feel a little big on me, but not overly so; I'm not sure whether I should go down a size or not. So, I think the posted measurement for that pair on ebay may be non-aligned.
Having said all that, I had a pair of the selvedge officers's chinos (LE, I believe) that were tagged 34 and that were huge on me. And that was brand new, before stretch. Maybe it's the wool that feels clingier, or more lining inside the wool ones?