Originally Posted by johnnylazar
55's are oversized by 2 inches, so a 34 would measure a 36. From what i've heard, you can size down and they give you a good fit, correct me if im wrong.
For the sake of clarity, for a not too baggy fit, you can buy your actual waist size AS MEASURED and you will be fine. The waist will stretch and there will still be room around the thighs.
If you're a 32 W, like me, in the old days you would buy a 32W. (I could have downsized at least one inch fomr there, if you look at the two jeans compared above.
If they're part of the new production run, you should probably buy a 30W. But it's much better to check with your dealer and get them to verify the actual, measured size for you. Cultizm are always happy to do this, I hear.