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    I think it depends on where the jeans are supposed to sit on you.

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    Clothes sizing is ridiculous. Vanity sizing means things in the children's section fits me just fine, even a little too big starting from children's size 12. As for adults...forget it. I think Walnart and Old Navy are the worst at this over sizing stuff.
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    I can tell you that in europe, sizes are smaller, shirts are almost a size less (size L american=size XL here) and the same goes for pant/jeans sizes, although even in the US it varies from one brand to another, in my experience Levis jean size are the most accurate, or at least less inaccurate than the rest. Old Navy and American Eagle are on the higher side, followed closely by abercrombie.

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    being a 28w/34l mens, I have to import.
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    Clothing in the US is sized for giants, not just big but tall. I am of average height, yet not only must I buy jeans that are petite, but they are usually too long also.

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    Because men wear their pants under their waist/belly. When you're apple shaped the hip measurement doesn't change as drastically. You just cinch the belt tighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Clothing in the US is sized for giants, not just big but tall. I am of average height, yet not only must I buy jeans that are petite, but they are usually too long also.
    This hasn't been my experience. I'm 5'11, and I have to buy Long length jeans and slacks. Average length hover just above my ankle bone.

    So far, I've found Gap jeans fit me the best, although depending on cut and material composition, even their sizes are inconsistent within the brand line. I currently have two pairs of jeans I wear regularly: a size 4L and a size 8L. Both are from the the Gap, and both are similar in tightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incindiary View Post
    This hasn't been my experience. I'm 5'11, and I have to buy Long length jeans and slacks. Average length hover just above my ankle bone.

    So far, I've found Gap jeans fit me the best, although depending on cut and material composition, even their sizes are inconsistent within the brand line. I currently have two pairs of jeans I wear regularly: a size 4L and a size 8L. Both are from the the Gap, and both are similar in tightness.
    I can see how average sizes would be too short for you, even if they are upsized. But the average woman is 5'4", my exact height. Average jeans are 4-5" too long for me. Petites usually need to be shortened. Slacks that do not come in lengths are often 6-8" too long.

    Women's pants are sized for fashion models.

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    Most pants are the right length for me at 5'6 in a low heel. That said, I can't wear regular pants because the waist and ass are huge if the thighs are just a little snug.

    I think length wise, clothes work well for those 5'6 or so. Skirts and dresses hit just right too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    I can see how average sizes would be too short for you, even if they are upsized. But the average woman is 5'4", my exact height. Average jeans are 4-5" too long for me. Petites usually need to be shortened. Slacks that do not come in lengths are often 6-8" too long.

    Women's pants are sized for fashion models.
    We both experience frustration when shopping for clothes, just for opposite reasons.

    It would be lovely to know I could find something in my size regardless of where I shopped. As it is now, I detest the whole process.

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