Inco sizing can be tricky at first. Here's a few reasons why:
- They are generally sized accurately instead of the usual "vanity sizing" that dominates the US market. Vanity sizing is usually 2 sizes smaller than your real waist (e.g. if you are a 36 you buy 34s).
- They are Euro sized (e.g. a 36 is marked a 52; 34 is a 50, etc.)
- They make them in Romania, Portugal, and - these seem harder to find and may only be the upper end lines - in Italy. Fit can vary a bit by factory.
- There are several cuts. All are much trimmer than US pants, but some are really, really slim. You can usually tell these apart by the ankle measurement - if it is 7.5" or smaller, they are ball crunchers. Look for ones with a 8.5" leg opening.
That said, they are my favorite pants. Pretty much all I own or wear at this point due to a great run during the old Daffy's product dumps that wound up on B&S. Insanely comfortable and well made, but stupidly priced at full retail. Once you nail your sizing, you can find them for between $60-100 (depending upon fabric) on FleaBay.