In my experience they do not stretch enough to miraculously become comfortable. I am currently working on fading the same pair (NF WG deep indigo) and I went through a size 32 first hoping it would stretch and that did not work. I bought a 33 and I am happy with them, yes they are a bit loose in the waist but that is the only size that I feel comfortable in, the 32 caused my package to "suffocate".
In my opinion THIGH measurement is the most important and as long as that works everything will be good.
My thighs are only 20 inches lol, and I measured the thighs across on my WG's to be around 11 inches. Maybe I'm just not used to the snugness.. weird how its so hard to fit into the front pockets tho.
Edited by bceezy - 4/13/12 at 2:21am