I can get the top button closed, but you're right that I wasn't able to on the first try. Returning isn't possible because I got them on eBay for about $20 cheaper than UB's website, and the seller doesn't accept returns. How easy is it to resell UB jeans?
It doesn't make much sense to me why everyone says to size down one, but it not be true? I'm tempted to just keep wearing them until they're comfortable, but I also don't wanna wear them in and then not be able to sell them if I really do need 31's.
The waist will stretch. Just wear them. Only one that you shouldn't size down on is the skinny fit. The pockets will also stretch (mine did anyways) but I just got to a point where I can use them comfortably and I've worn them since January, but not a lot because I can't wear them to work.