Large Thighs, smaller waist, How do I find pants that fit...

  • Iakona

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    Aug 04, 2014 1:16 PM GMT
    Having danced for 13 years, my thighs are a bit over developed, but I have a regular 32 waist....I have to buy 34 - 36 inch waist pants just to fit my thighs then use a belt and cinch it, not a great look...

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    Aug 04, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
    I have the same problem as you (smaller waist and larger thighs) from all my swimming and water polo, plus squats. You might have to do what I do, which is to have my slacks fitted to me (altered) when I buy them. The good menswear stores still have tailors upstairs or in the back.....and they'll come right out and measure you, and then your new slacks will be ready in a day or so. Sometimes there is no charge, and sometimes a nominal fee. Worth it!
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    Aug 04, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
    I have the same exact problem.

    I've just gotten used to buying pants that are bigger than they should be and always wearing a belt...icon_confused.gif
  • Iakona

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    Aug 04, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
    Ya just tough to get custom jeans.....also too big in the waist ends up falling off....lol....
  • Apparition

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    Aug 04, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    shop in the girl section, they are all like that.

  • Aug 04, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    I have this issue. But I have a secret. Buy womens jeans. They stretch! My quads are HUGE. I order online, old navy has the best price, best selection and no one will EVER Know. Trust me. Guys ask me all the time, where'd you get those jeans? They fit so perfect. I wear a size 34 so in womens sizes I wear a 13. long. Just try it. I guarantee you will be amazed. Womens pants are made iwth fabrics that are forgivig, and the cuts enhance the parts that are otherwise not flattering.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Aug 06, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    But loose fit or relax fit jeans they will fit fine, I had the same problem as all of you until a friend told me. I tried his on and after he told me and they fit perfectly... Yah the men's section
  • killercliche

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    Aug 06, 2014 8:07 AM GMT
    Blueskyappletree saidI have this issue. But I have a secret. Buy womens jeans. They stretch! My quads are HUGE. I order online, old navy has the best price, best selection and no one will EVER Know. Trust me. Guys ask me all the time, where'd you get those jeans? They fit so perfect. I wear a size 34 so in womens sizes I wear a 13. long. Just try it. I guarantee you will be amazed. Womens pants are made iwth fabrics that are forgivig, and the cuts enhance the parts that are otherwise not flattering.


    There are tons of brands that put elastin in pants made for men as well, no need to shop for ladies jeans.
  • buddycat

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    Aug 06, 2014 10:06 AM GMT
    Sounds like loose fit jeans would work. Nautica makes Loose jeans. I stored them away since I used to wear them at size 36 but now they fall down and are hard to keep up to put a belt on. I don't have that problem since until a sprained my ankle last week I ran and my legs are thin and toned. My shrinking waist is the problem since I have kept losing weight and doing a lot of crunches.
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    i recently realized after trying on some of these new-fangled 'skinny' jeans that i can't pull that off. even some of the 'slim' ones aren't working. my quads were always well-developed and it's not any better after lifting for a few months. i googled it a bit and i guess it's a common problem for bodybuilders too. i looked at some websites of jean makers and most of them don't seem to be catering to this.

    [url=http://us.levi.com/shop/index.jsp?ab=Men_leftNav_Jeans+By+Style_men%27sfitspectrum&categoryId=12402008&cp=3146842.3146854]levi 508[/url] has more room in the thigh while still having a tapered bottom. they fit ok. the jeans that fit me best atm are from Citizens of Humanity but i'm not sure what the cut/model is. they were also apparently pretty expensive.

    here's a kickstarter that's trying to make jeans for people with big thighs: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029307/jeans-for-guys-and-girls-with-big-calves

    go go power thighs! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
    Solution: don't wear pants.
  • Bunjamon

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    Aug 06, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
    Instead of going to the Kickstarter campaign, why don't you just go to their website a buy a pair?



    One of the men's styles that they currently sell:

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    They're on the pricey side, but if I had huge thighs, I'd give them a try. I have more trouble finding pants that are long enough!
  • BloodFlame

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    Aug 07, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
    I have to agree... Either try to get some custom fitted pants or try some womens jeans/pants because they do indeed stretch.
  • killercliche

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    Aug 08, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    BloodFlame saidI have to agree... Either try to get some custom fitted pants or try some womens jeans/pants because they do indeed stretch.


    I just want to reiterate that, if you want jeans "that stretch" like women's jeans, just go to any denim maker (APC comes to mind immediately but I'm sure at this point many cheaper denim companies also would suffice) and search for jeans with 2-3% elastin in the composition.

    It should be pointed out however, that to real denim heads, you are not "buying jeans" if they have elastin in them. Another option is to go for the whole dry/raw/selvedge denim route. Denim, as a material, stretches quite a bit if you have the patience and pain tolerance to "break it in". Again, APC and tons of other jean manufactures make jeans with raw denim.

    Either option should work. With the raw denim the cut might be a bit more important, but they will end up stretching to fit your body as long as the sizing is close.

    No matter how big your thighs are, I have a hard time believing you would look better in a pair of jeans cut to fit a woman's body.