@NAMOR_ too bad on the crotch rip. i wouldve slowed down once they "peeked" [ref: top photos]. i'd hate to get them all primed up just to get them trashed. IMO.
mine's taking the scenic route_ opposite your definition of "scenic", of course.
I'm a 29 waist. I bought a size 28 and they fit perfectly when new, but then they stretched out with wear and I had to have the waist taken in. But they are constructed with the split waist band so it's an easy alteration.
It's been said before in this thread, but don't size for your wasit; size for your thighs. Then have the waist altered if necessary.
Yeah, and you'll still end up having to get the waist tailored once it stretches out. I would almost tell you to find a 31 or 30 but I think those might not fit you in the thighs so I still think the 32 is going to be right for you.