As a member of what IÂ´ll call "Satorialists Anonymous", I admit to being sartorially ignorant, though IÂ´d like to think my knowledge is constantly improving. By coincidence, I measured my waist two days ago upon being informed that a pair of slacks had a 32 inch waist (despite the tagged size). I wear a 32 inch pant, irrespective of brand, and the fit is invariable good. Yet I also measured my waist to be significantly higher than the stated size - 34.5 inches. I measured at what I believe to be the slimmest point of my waist - aprox. 2 -3 inches below the navel. I can only arrive at 2 explanations: 1) I am incompent in measuring. 2) Stated waist sizes deliberately donÂ´t correspond to true measured waist (yes, maybe this is to convince obese people theyÂ´re really not so obese?). Any insight, knowledgeable sartorialists?