an update to what i said before:
also confused by the new sizing debate.
had a new pair of ns 32 delivered today. the waist measures about 16 and a third inches laid flat. i'm a true 34 waist and I can't do the top two buttons up - not even close. Pretty much painted on on the thighs - seem impossible small.
Confusing because I already own a pair of ns in size 32 which fit me well. I bought them second hand though they had very little wear. They were also too tight to start with - although I could do all the buttons up - but then stretched out nicely as per usual with apc.
What I guess I'm asking is: is it normal not to be able to do the top two buttons up having sized down 2 on new standards? I always assumed this meant you'd sized down too much but I know size 32 fits me, unless the sizing has changed that is...
I bought another pair of ns size 32 from matches that arrived today (previous pair were from oki ni) and they fit significantly bigger. waist is 17" laid flat and can do all the buttons up.
also about a half inch difference in the size is of the leg opening: 7.75" vs 8.25"
not a fan of this wider hem size - all my old pairs of ns 32 are closer to 7.75.
so at the moment apc sizing seems a bit of a lottery depending where you buy from. interesting to see whether the sizing is changing and oki ni and context are some of the first stores to get the new sizes, or whether they just got some sort of rogue batch this season.