hi guys, sorry for another sizing help question. i asked a few pages back for sizing advice (i wear a 31 in most trousers/pants), but have bought a 28 in the APC new standard (stores advice and my second attempt at the new standard). however, after 30-40 wears the thighs and crotch area are uncomfortably tight. when the jeans are on, my thighs and upper legs feel really constricted and haven't seem to stretch out much, if anything at all. even the waist hasn't seem to stretch out which is puzzling to me, as from reading the forum and speaking to the person at APC in london i thought the waist would stretch a ton.
moreover, they crotch area looks awkward to my eye, and i have the horrible muffin top look, despite not carrying that much weight (i'm 5'7 and 148 pounds). i just thought i would post pictures and hopefully get the right advice on the size i should get. a gentlemen suggested 29, but i'm a bit worried as thats only 1 size up on what i currently have from apc.
APC fit (may be laughable, certainly feels uncomfortable). i wear them only with shirts untucked and can't tuck in shirts without the jeans looking awkward in the waist area
For comparison GAP 1969 made in china raw denim - 30x30 (never washed, worn about 50 times, very comfortable in waist and thighs from day 1)