I couldn't stand the too loose pants anymore. I found 4 pair of jeans and two pair of slacks in the closet all 36" waist that all fit pretty well. I also ordered 2 new pair of slacks that should arrive any day. I can't believe I have gone from a snug fitting 40" waist to a properly fitting 36" waist since January. I hope to have the 36" waist falling off soon!