I'll second whoever said Iron Heart 634S above, or KMW 1950, but I'd try on the 36 waist in both of these brands if I were you. Order from Kiya at Self Edge and you can return them if they are too small (don't have the inseam adjusted until you are sure of the waist). Most denim measures much bigger than it's tagged, I'm a 38 waist in dress pants, and almost all denim fits best in a 36 (Levi LVC, Iron Heart, 5EP, KMW) and a few brands actually work in 35 (Somet 003 and I got a second pair of IH 634S in 35 for a different fit). in fact only in my Sugar Cane Okinawas do I fit an honest 38. You might actually look at Sugar Cane Okinawas too in a 38, their thighs are 13.6" and their denim is really nice. Just so you know, I don't wear skinny jeans at all, 36 fits comfortably (if a bit snug) off the rack, but within a few wears they stretch out to a perfect fit at the waist.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Okay gents, going to put myself out there for advice on some fashionable denim. As regular readers know, I just dropped #50. I'm 5'11.5", 32" inseam, 38" waist and running about 206#. My calves are what I would deem "normal" but my thighs are still on brawny side. When I was cycling heavily they were a ridiculous 33" and today they are 25". Given my waist is still a chunky 38 and my thighs are retaining some size from my hockey and cycling years, is there anything out there to fit me? Should I wait until I see if I can get the waist down to 36"? I'm not sure if I'm going to get to 36" or not and even if I do, I don't think I'll lose size around my thighs. In fact, as I'm getting more active, I might add an inch or so over the next year.