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Duds for Dudes Rant

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok ...I'm pissed...I want equal time here.

Spit it out guys here's your chance. Here is my problem...

I'm a 33/34 waist with a 28" leg length....try to find any pants that fit without having them tailored, on or off the hill.

(It is nice to have a low center of gravity though)
(This thread won't last)
post #2 of 17
Lose the gut or grow up, already!

post #3 of 17
Larger size + braces
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by ssh
Lose the gut or grow up, already!

WHAT gut??? That's the problem!
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Taxman
Larger size + braces

Braces don't help keep your cuffs off the ground if you're short of leg and large of waistband.

Louie, wait till you're looking for a 38-40 waist size. I used to fit fine in a 32, but that was way more than 30 years ago.
post #6 of 17
Damn, I hate it when I can go into a shop and find my size.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
Damn, I hate it when I can go into a shop and find my size.
Nice cut, dude! Ouch!
post #8 of 17
Pants were on sale 30 to 50% off. The cheapest still cost $80 bucks: !
I didn't even ask if they had my size. Maybe I'm living in the past, but $160 bucks seems a little much for waterproof pants.
post #9 of 17
My husband is, shall we say, Petite.....he's 5'2" tall and has a hard time finding shirts that aren't waaaaay too long and pants that aren't too long....
post #10 of 17
Its not just a weight issue, most ski pants have a 32" length, so most guys under 5'8" are out of luck. I am 5'6" and have a 31-32" waist. I usually wear a medium pant, but the regular length is too long. I would hope there are other options, but I have found two.

Patagonia has made their Dropseat pant in short lengths. Only regular lengths are in the current catalog though. I have a pair from a few years ago.

The other option I found is available currently as I picked up a pair last season. Marker has short lengths available on their pants. They do run big, for example I need a small in the Marker pant, but the length is perfect. I feel your pain my short-limbed brutha, and wish you the best. Find a Marker apparel dealer, try a pair on and be happy.
post #11 of 17
My dad has the opposite problem. He takes a 36 waist and a 36 inseam, so pants are almost always too long for him. Hopefully I won't have the same problem, as I'm at 34 34.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
I'm a 33/34 waist with a 28" leg length....try to find any pants that fit without having them tailored, on or off the hill.
Patagonia Primo is available in short inseam...
post #13 of 17
Mammut makes short regular and long. Check them on sale at Sierra Trading Post.
post #14 of 17

Vertically challenged

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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
I'm a 33/34 waist with a 28" leg length
Big lifters or stilts are the answer. Tough to be vertically challenged, eh, Louie?

But then again as another friend used to say: "I wouldn't be so short if I wasn't so well hung".
post #15 of 17
Well Louie, I'm 5'6" 133# 29 inch waist 30 inch inseam length, and have not varied more than a half dozen pounds all my adult life. And a skier about three decades. It is difficult finding pants, both on and off the hill. Actually up until the late 70s there were more smaller sizes for men available but for some reason a couple things happened in clothing about then. First the smallest men's pants sizes generally became 30 inch waist and inseams. And minimum lengths for ski pants were generally about 32 inches. Why did this happen?

Another thing that happened is that no longer were their different sizes for each model of clothing in shops. Only the large sizes had the full size ranges for displayed clothing models, with less for medium sizes, and even less for small sizes. The way it worked is the large sizes had the best looking stuff while the small sizes the most ordinary and least interesting. So I figured this was just more cultural bias toward tall people. I'd bet those who get jobs in clothing shops tend to be those who are most interested in appearance, clothing, power, and looks, are likely tall themselves. Of course such tall people and their worshipers are often those most discriminatory towards the rest of us.

...David
post #16 of 17
I read somewhere that the average height for an American male is around 5'10" and yet clothing designers put someone at 5'10" on the shortest end of the spectrum. That means if you're 5'8" or shorter, you're pretty much SOL. ...and yet a good 25% of the population is 5'8" or shorter. That's pretty ridiculous. One would think that to increase their market, clothing companies would make their clothes available to this segment.

I wouldn't have a problem if clothes weren't made for fat people. I could do something about that by losing weight, but I can't get taller.
post #17 of 17
Just wear your "nice butt" Jeans and we won't care!:
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