Originally Posted by Synthese
Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with this. the tapered pair, in that photo, stacks better, makes you look longer, and is generally more flattering. I don't see the top-heavy in that picture, and actually think, fwiw, that the tapered pair is far more "masculine," for whatever the hell that's worth (very little, but if you were worried...), since it draws attention to your broad shoulders and slim waist.
Thanks for the compliment, Paul - I went essentially true to waist size on my pair (33" waist, I wear a 31), but I wear them super low around my hips (about 35"). I definitely couldn't go any lower, either, mostly just due to thigh measurements. I'm not sure if that counts as a size larger or not.
Fahrenheit, I personally think that the PS is the most generally flattering model - as someone with reasonably athletically-sized thighs, the NC's were not only far too tight (would have had to size up), but the taper on the PS looked much nicer on me.
your nick sounded familiar.
I loved your fit on the PS and that's one of the reasons I became interested in APC's.
Ironically, I ended up ordering the NC's after canceling my original PS order. I forgot how much I liked your PS fit and honestly got sorta scared off by the feminine look I might be getting with them. I now regret it of course.
I'll see how the NC fit and in the worst case send them back for PS.
What I find strange though, is that I also have a true waist of 33", but can easily fit a 29 tagged pair of Diesels or Lee (which are also vanity sized). So in NC's I went with 28, according to Context's recommendation of sizing down 1.