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04-02-2020, 12:23   #1
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Trouser sizes.

Why can’t clothing manufacturers make items to be sold off the peg in proper sizes i.e. trousers 35 waist and 31 leg?
I can only buy 36 waist and 32 leg, too wide and too long.

Is there a reason for this?
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04-02-2020, 12:52   #2
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I'd say you're shopping in the wrong place.

Although 31 and 33 leg are harder to get. Try online
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04-02-2020, 13:36   #3
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Get a 32 leg, and have it turned up.

Then, either lose a little weight, or gain a little weight.
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Why can’t clothing manufacturers make items to be sold off the peg in proper sizes i.e. trousers 35 waist and 31 leg?
I can only buy 36 waist and 32 leg, too wide and too long.

Is there a reason for this?

I would think it’s to fit as many different shapes in a particular bracket as possible, such as someone who’s between a 34-36 and between a 30-32 leg. Tailored clothing is just more expensive to manufacture because it can’t be done in mass quantities to appeal to as broad a market as possible.

It also depends on brands and styles you’re looking for too. Nowadays I’m more concerned with the fit and the style than I am about the sizing. It probably has something to do with the fact that in the last few years I’ve gone from a 34 to a 40 waist as I’ve approached middle age, but basically the same styles that would have suited me then would look awful on me now.

Vanity sizing is not applicable in my case (I’m absolutely certain my waistline has expanded ), but it’s something to be wary of in buying men’s clothing anywhere these days, whether it’s online or in a bricks and mortar menswear shop -

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the fact that in the last few years I’ve gone from a 34 to a 40 waist as I’ve approached middle age,
The hassle of having to change my whole wardrobe is enough incentive for me to never allow this to happen.
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(I’m absolutely certain my waistline has expanded )
At a certain station in life; One learns to measure across the upper pelvic girdle. That being the accepted 'Waistline'
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