Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite
hate the phrase "true to size." for pants this is almost never the case, tagged sizes almost always measure +2 inches in the waist more than they're tagged, ie 32's are a true 34. this is the case with most mall brands, including j crew.
From my experience dress pants typically fit the closest TTS, casual pants less so, finally followed by denim which will typically be the largest. I'm not speaking about any particular mall brand, just what I have seen in general over the years.