Pants suggestions for skinny, goofy dorks (built goofy dorks need not apply ... not because of your high dorkitude but because we're our own species. Duh).

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    Jul 21, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    So I'm 32-34, find it impossible to find:

    A) The size I need at stores and
    B) Pants that reach my shoes but don't look like clown, baggie pants.

    Suggestions?
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    Jul 21, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    LOL. My problem is that whenever I find pants of the right fit, more often than not, the hems reach past my ankle and either I need to keep hitching them up or have to fold them into cuffs (which is hopelessly bad fashion when it comes to jeans). icon_cry.gif A friend taught me this trick of sewing the parts of the pants at the bottom (not the hem), so they bunch up around the ankles but never reach to below the soles. Only problem is the pants ride up whenever I sit down and I have to pull it down. Blah.

    I usually wear tighter pants now. I just realized that wearing baggy pants only makes you look waay thinner than you actually are. And yeah, finding pants that fit is always a hassle anyway, not just for dorks. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 21, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    things_n_stuff_n_cents saidSo I'm 32-34, find it impossible to find:

    A) The size I need at stores and
    B) Pants that reach my shoes but don't look like clown, baggie pants.

    Suggestions?

    I'm "slim" and 6'3" as well, with the problem of you. People make it seem like we're imagining the length problem lol

    I tried buying a 34 x 36 online from the gap. I have two pairs of boot cut.I came to realize that certain cuts will reach if the length is 34... and certain cuts I will need to buy a length of 36 and have them tailored down to my height.I figured (though I'm not entirely sure) the reason is because on straight leg cuts, they are tighter around the thigh, and that will bring the whole jean up. Cuts like loose leg have a little more give around the thigh, so they wont shoot up your leg when you sit down.

    I was watching Justin Timberlake on the Jimmy Kimmel show, and he had on some skin tight jeans on, and they seemed to fit him just perfectly -- even when he crossed legs.

    If worse comes to worse, find nice 34x36's (online or very rarely in stores) and find a GOOD tailor - preferably one that works with our kinda style (or maybe in our homo world lol). That way you have more fabric than you need, and you'll have custom fitted jeans. Sure you might not be able to shop at H&M or A|X for Jeans, but at least you have good fitting Jeans. And then get some shirts from H&M or A|X lol.
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    Jul 21, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    For my pants, I am 33" in waist, 34" inseam. For basics, Lands End and LL Bean will have you covered. And though more pricey all the big name Italian designers make pants just perfectly in our size with minimal tailoring. Oh Levis does too. Especialyy the brand Levi 1.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 21, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    I thought it was just me
    I go into a store and it like men with 32-34 sizes never existed
    they have PLENTY of 32-30's
    and PLENTY of 34-34's
    but no 32's
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  • Mikeylikesit

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    Jul 21, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    things_n_stuff_n_cents saidSo I'm 32-34, find it impossible to find:

    A) The size I need at stores and
    B) Pants that reach my shoes but don't look like clown, baggie pants.

    Suggestions?


    Try makeyourownjeans.com.....They are excellent jeans, custom made to your measurments and they have tons of styles, washes...ect...I been very happy with the quality.....icon_biggrin.gif for the price its not bad either!
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    Jul 21, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    I'm 32-34 as well, and finding pants at the local department stores is impossible. I had a clerk go through his whole stock at the nearest Macy's a couple of months ago and he came up empty-handed. It's no better if I go into Boston.

    I had good luck at the Calvin Klein outlet nearby about a week ago. Found two pair. Maybe CK has a thang for tall, lanky types.

    I order Dockers and Levis online.

    Sport jackets are another headache.
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    hotversguynnj said
    things_n_stuff_n_cents saidSo I'm 32-34, find it impossible to find:

    A) The size I need at stores and
    B) Pants that reach my shoes but don't look like clown, baggie pants.

    Suggestions?


    Try makeyourownjeans.com.....They are excellent jeans, custom made to your measurments and they have tons of styles, washes...ect...I been very happy with the quality.....icon_biggrin.gif for the price its not bad either!


    Ooh, that's interesting. Never heard of them before. Sean's list of things to do tomorrow includes that.
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:44 AM GMT
    I've bought 32-34 for years... I used to pick up a pair of Diesels once in a while (they last quite a while, good quality) - I've fallen in love with GStar jeans.

    The fit is superb, and the fabrics are top-notch. Sometimes you can find the more basic styles on sale at a few shops. Most department stores don't carry good jeans.
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:56 PM GMT
    Guess Jeans, Levi's and Gap always work for me the other jeans I can't get past my thighs and rear.

    I'm a 30x34.
  • asupas

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    I've found that even the more regular sizes are getting harder to find. I'm 30/32 which is a pretty common ratio. Whenever I go shopping I see tons of 36/32's, 38/32's, and god forbid 40/32's but hardly ever anything in my size. Sign of the times I suppose.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:50 PM GMT
    I'm also a 32 or 33 /34 so maybe they do exist, we just buy them all.

    Was at an old navy once buying jeans, and whoever had stocked the shelves hadn't thought about what they were doing, all the short inseams were on the top shelves (a decent reach for me at 6'2) and the long inseams were on the bottom shelf. There was a mom there with her son, both on the shorter side, and i had to get jeans down for them, then i had to get on the ground to find the jeans i needed for me.