Yeah that's why I did to be honest - I'm a 32 waist in LVC, and I bought 32x36, soaked them whilst wearing them, and they shrank to 32x34. I think all this 'size up' stuff is a bit hit and miss.
They measured 16" before wash and they measured 16" after; 16" is a little tight though - 16.5" is better for me; I bought the 32 because I read they should stretch at least an inch in the waist - just wondering how long that normally takes. I mean I can wear them, but they'd be more comfrtoable with a bit room.
One thing I didn't appreciate until recently is if you want to stretch the waist, don't wear a belt.
Nor I. Thanks for sharing that one.
In my experience, the LVC stuff does stretch in the waist, but it can take a while.