After reading all 55 pages of this thread I'm convinced I want to pull the trigger on a pair of O/W XX-005s. I'm totally confused about sizing though. I'm in Australia so have to buy online unless anyone knows of a local retailer?
There seems to be a lot of conflicting info on fit, the general consensus being that upper thigh and knee sizes being the most important for the O/Ws.
I guess the best fitting pair of jeans that I've got currently are Acne Roc Raws. I bought them 32/32 and have been washed once after roughly 4 months wear. Now this is where things get confusing for me. I measure their waist as per BiG's instructions at 17.5, I mesure my waist where they sit on my at 34 to 34.5 and I would stay they are actually too big for me in the waist. When I have them on, I can pull them out from my belly at the fly and measure 2 inches from belly to edge of jeans. What the hell is going on? If I were to buy these jeans again I would have got 31s. Do I suck at measuring? I've done it like 5 times to ensure I'm not tripping.
The upper thigh and knee measurements on the Acne's are 11 and 8 inches respectively. Based on those measurements alone I'm guessing a O/W 32 would suit, but I'm worried I won't even be able to do them up around the waist based my actual waist measurement of 34.
Can anyone with experience help me out? Ideally I would like a slightly more relaxed fit than the Roc's so the lower rise and slightly wider thigh sans taper sounds like it could be a winner for me but I also hate jeans that don't fit really well around the waist.