Originally Posted by flamingotripod
what size is your waist in other jeans? If you want it to stretch to 33, you should get preferably 31 or 32 just to be sure the waist will be 33
N&F Regular Guys are 1 inch bigger than the tag, so a 32 is already 33" in the waist.
Size 30 is actually 31" which puts it two inches shy of a 33" waist, and probably the smallest size I could button. I've read that this is what to shoot for.
As for my usual pants, I like a true 33.
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Make sure the thighs fit. That has to be the single most important factor, and I'm sure others will agree with me. If you can't get the denim past your thighs, then how are you going to stretch out the waist? Also, stretching out the thighs means tearing at the inseam stitching and there isn't as much give there as in the waist and seat area. I personally can't wear the skinny guy fit due to how small the thigh is. I can wear a sz29 weird guy no problem in most fabrics (depending on thickness) and I have to size up to a 31 in skinny guy for it to be even comfy in the thighs. And then a sz 31 doesn't even fit right, since sizing up too much just loses the characteristics of the cut.
Hm. Good point about the stress on the seams and crotch, but I don't want to compromise the waist.
How much does the waist stretch over time? I'm having trouble finding a firm number.
If the waist only stretches an inch give-or-take then problem solved.