In the past I have found that's it's a good idea to order men's shorts in a small larger, but not with these. They run large and they will not shrink even after washing and drying so you get what you order. I'm just going to wear them around the house so it's no big deal to keep pulling them up but I wouldn't wear them out shopping. I might get arrested for indecent exposure. A big problem is with the draw string. I swear, it wouldn't hold an ant. Oh well, at least the price was nice.