How to get pants that fit me?
February 26, 2012 6:40 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I recently spent several hours in our typical U.S. city looking for some new pants for myself, an adult male. Almost none of them fit. I wear a 34" waist (36" was always way too big) and a 34" inseam, but in most of the pants my abdomen showed upward-pointing "smile lines." From looking at some sewing blogs, it looks like this means the crotch is cut too high. My girlfriend says I have a "perky" rear end, so some of the pants were giving me wedgies too, especially the ones made from thinner fabrics. After trying on lots of pants at Nordstrom Rack, Gap, J. Crew, and Banana Republic, we were only able to find a few pairs that actually fit (a pair of khakis at J. Crew, dressier slacks at Banana Republic, and a pair of Levi's 505 straight fit corduroys). I couldn't find any jeans that would fit me at all, but maybe I can find somewhere with 505 jeans.
posted by anonymous to clothing, beauty, & fashion (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Will this problem lessen if I lose some weight?
Are there other shops I can visit that will have more pants that fit me?
Could I get pants that don't fit quite right and have them altered to fit? If so, what should I buy, how do I get them altered, and how much will it cost? I've never had anything altered.