Vanishing Elephant Franklin (jeans-style, linen, less flex) and Peter (cotton) chinos are amazing. I own the Peters in Khaki and Navy, and the Franklin in Navy. Great slim/straight fit & well made too. I see someone is selling a Navy 31 Peter over here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=227732 Definitely something to consider.
I am very happy with my waders, and whoever is saying are TTS are crazy, I wear 30 in levis 501 and i have to wear mine in 32.
Waders are about true to size in the waist but cut very slim. So a 30 will measure about 30". Jeans are usually marked 2" or so smaller than they are... I would not say 501s run TTS, at least not if you want them to fit well.
Thanks, picked up SF Tapered Khakis in Refuge Green and Scotch Blue to get me through the spring/summer. Have a pair of waders and they fit great, hopefully the 18" leg opening with these is a misprint, as my waders are 15" and these look similar in the pics.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, I will probably have to get the waist taken in as from what I tried on in a store, it seemed that 36x34 was the only way the D1s were going to accommodate my thighs.