Waist sizes are so ridiculous that department stores have stopped selling 30" belts, but they offer 42-44" belts now. 20 years ago, you couldn't find belts 42-44" at most department stores. I love the slim fitting trend. I can finally buy pants without my tailor saying the seat needs to get taken in. The regular shirts with 44" waist would have looked ridiculous on my 5'7" 140 lb frame, last year. It was even more ridiculous in my younger years, when I weighed 125 lb with a 27" waist and a 35-36" chest. The shirt was all bunched up and wrinkled and the side seams would slide either too far back or too far forward. Even at my current weight of 150 lbs, I still have problems getting a proper fit with regular fit clothes. My tailor is going to be very rich, if the slim fit trend ends.