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Buy 2 waist sizes up !
on March 25, 2016
Quality of the pants is good . I have been a painting contractor for the last 20 years , and I have always used dickies pants and shorts . I prefer the relaxed fit over the regular straight leg ones as they are easy to move around in and when they shrink it usually leaves plenty of room to stay flexible .
Now the waist sizing is way off in these pants . Now I know I have put on a couple of pounds over the years but nothing that going up a half of a waist size shouldn't take care of . I am not overweight by any means I may have a little tiny stomach but not much fat on my body at all with relatively skinny legs . I still wear a size 30 up to a 32 waist in most jeans from Levi's to buffalo David and wranglers . I purchased a 32 waist in these dickies painters pants and I couldn't even get them buttoned !!
Most Levi's I purchase a 32 waist in depending on where they manufacture the jeans usually makes a big difference in the waist sizing . Most buffalo David bitton jeans I buy a 30 or 31 waist as they are generously sized in the waist .
As for these dickies I even went up to a 34 waist and they still were so tight I could barely breath with them buttoned , you would have thought that I had spent an entire afternoon at an all you can eat buffet before I tried them on , that's literally how tight they were . They were so tight I was surprised the button didn't pop off and Fly across the room .... Lol .
I ended up having to go up all the way up to a 36 waist which left me some room , this way when they shrink they aren't cutting off circulation around my waist . Now I have to wear a belt with them and they are much baggier in the legs than I would prefer due to having to size up the waist so much . Although it's the only thing I can do because these painter pants shrink when washed and dryed and trust me they shrink a lot .
I remember a few years back these things were sized correctly as I was a 28 waist a few years ago and I use to buy a 30 so I would have the room after they shrunk and they use to fit well . I actually would still need a belt with the 30's but don't mind having a belt at all .Now the sizing is just so way off its amazing , it has to be where they are being manufactured .
So I give them 4 stars for quality and comfort , but they get 1 star for sizing so make sure to order up at least 2 full waist sizes to have room after these pants shrink . Or try them on somewhere before purchasing them .