I had a similar problem. I just received my 47s from cultizm yesterday.
I ordered a 36x36 think it would measure a hair under 35 inches measured in the waist. However, they actually measure about a 36.5. I think I received a 2009 47, I heard they were going to be back to tag size for 2009.
Looks I am exchanging and hoping they can find a pair that measures 34 pre-soak