IMHO, buying jeans that you cannot button up to begin with is just stupid - its fashion victim absurdity. If you want a tighter pair of APCs (which do stretch a little more than other jeans), buy a pair that are pretty snug (i.e. that you have to suck in your gut to button up.) They will loosen up at the waist to be comfortable, and will stay that way, unless you do something wierd, like hooking your thumb into the waistband like I do, which will stretch out the waistband further. The size down, size up thing is meant as a guideline only.
Originally Posted by titleofauser
alright, i've looked through the thread and have found people saying they have difficulty in buttoning up their jeans at first...
but how about if I were to size down 2 and CANNOT button up the jeans? I haven't bought a pair yet, but I'm going out next week to a store that sells some, and I'll try them on...but my size 34 jeans are already pretty tight at the waist, and I'm just curious what if the 32s do not button up at all? since they won't be having pressure on the waist, will it still eventually expand to button up if I wear them around the house not completely buttoned or what? or should I just go for a 33 if they don't button up?