Originally Posted by buzzlulu
I did the same from The Mens Market sale and put together an Andover tropical wool suit. A large in the Andover (I am always a large in the Bedford) however be very careful with the cinch pant. Last season was my first with EG pants (I tend not to like full fitting wide pants) and the MATT pants were right up my alley. I purchased two pair FW13 Matt's in size 34 - the measuring tape shows the waist to be 36 and they fit absolutely perfect for me (5'10", 165-170 in shape - but not a youngster). This season I took a size M in the ripstop fatigue pant and a tape measure showed the waist to measure size 35.
A size 34 arrived in the tropical wool Cinch pant and they were almost impossible to put on - in this case the waist measured exactly as the pant was marked - 34. I could barely zip them up as by nature they appear to be a very slim pant - perhaps even slimmer than the MATT. I now have a size 36 on its way to me and I anticipate the fit should be fine - I just hope the leg does not get too wide.
I'm 30 in all EG pants, FW13 Matt, USN, Fatigue, Cinch. This season it's 30 for me yet again. Only season I had to size up to a size 32 was in last summers shorts which ran very small.
I got the wool cinch pants already and i'm waiting for the Andover to arrive. At 5'9" and 153-163 i'm always a medium in the EG sport coats and most other outerwear. I've got thin legs and kind of an V shaped body. The tropical wool cinch pants fit is great but are a little tight when buttoned. If only the button or button hole were located 0,4-0,8 inch wider or if I would pull myself together and go out running a bit more often they would be 10/10. Other than that the fit is really really good, legs and leg opening are thin and not that wide, pretty much just as I like them. I also don't tend to like too wide legs or too wide leg openings. I would probably fit into size 32 as well but the overall look would not be as good seeing as these are mainly made to be used as a suit and shouldn't look baggy or sloppy.
I think you should be fine with the 36, probably no need to worry about the legs! They are a little tighter than the FW13 cinch pants.
Originally Posted by El QUaG
Is it at all possible to wear the Cinch Pants higher up around your waist rather than your hips?
I am a TTS 32" and previous seasons Cinch Pants are exactly as marked (size 32 measures 32") and I find the pants are designed to sit higher. I wear casual pants and jeans lower towards the hips in most instances.
Sure why not? As long as the waist allows it..