Originally Posted by Tenance
I disagree that it's "extremely tight" or that the first pic is the only one that can be judged. In the third pic there is clearly room around your midsection. It might stretch out in areas where you have less room, but with a 32" waist, i doubt the midsection will stretch, or even needs to. But if tightness is an issue in the parts visible in that first photo, maybe you could loan it for a while to a friend who has a pot belly and wider hips.
Yeah - was taking pictures with my arms raised. Hence making it look really tight in the picture.
If you have a larger waist, you can probably get away with the ribbed waist being more fitted. I thought this was a functional feature of a fisherman sweater to limit the whole thing riding up when workers would be pulling down ropes on the boat (same with the ribbed cuffs)?