Originally Posted by Mistral
General advise for you would be to find shorter rised jeans (for instance Somet). The sit more around the hip area. Waistband is easy to stretch, other areas often are not.
Noted. I'm not exactly new to the denim game, but I've had my share misfires (and also successes).
Originally Posted by El Argentino
I had great success sizing down on cuts like the PBJxx009. Ends up looking like a regular straight, but the waist (usually) stays smaller. Full-cut man. No shame.
Good call. No shame in anyone's cut! I'm actually tall and skinny overall, but I have muscular thighs, so that waist/thigh ratio--and to certain extent the degree of taper from thigh to knee--become the key ratios.