Originally Posted by razuel
I can fit comfortably into a 33 into NEW jeans; of course they always stretch though (I've also got about 20 pounds of fat to lose). Those were 31 in length so I'm thinking a 33 would probably work best? I'd like my next pair of raw denim to be a nicer pair-- like APC or KMW or something; so I want to nail this down perfect this time.
And I think I may be confused about what my "true waist" is. Those are as low as I can go without having my pubes show. I can't go higher obviously either.
Don't buy new denim yet then. Lose the 20 lbs and then buy them, both as a reward for losing the pounds and so that you don't have jeans that are stretched two sizes too big for you. Chances are though, you'll only go down one waist size. I would get a pair of Nudie RRDS to start out. They're a regular fit and all you have to do is size down one from your regular jean size.
You look like a fairly slim guy, though your shirt isn't exactly skin tight so if you have a gut we can't see it. I would check out your BMI to see if you even need to lose weight...