Ok - as seen on another thread, I'm thinking of taking the plunge. I've read this whole thread and want to get it right:
In dress pants I wear a 35-36" waist. 36" is probably my true waist size.
In Levi regular fit (505?) I would wear a 35" or 36"
In Levi relaxed fit (550) I would wear a 34" or 35"
In Levi Loose fit (560) I wear a 33" or a 34" (I own a pair in each size)
On this web site, http://www.azaleasf.com/apcr.html
they suggest an APC Rescue, labelled 31" has an actual waist of 36". If that's accurrate, I should wear a 31", which is a full 5" down from regular fit Levis, and still 2"-3" down from Levis loose fit.
Can that be right? Perhaps I'm larger than I think, and need a 32" in APC Rescues.