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Captain Wawa
01-27-2006, 11:59 AM
It doesn't matter what store I go to (Kohls, Target, Syms, whatever), I can never find any 36/29 pants! And actually, it's very rare to find any %/29 length pants at all!

Are there really so few people in the world who wear %/29 length pants, to justify major clothing stores virtually not carrying them at all?

Hell, I'm not even that short, really: 5' 8". I take it other people who are ~ 5' 8" or shorter have the same problem?! It seems like the market for pants, for people who are 5' 8" or shorter, would be substantial. Why don't these stores carry this stock?

I know, I know, it's not a huge deal, really. All you have to do is get the pants hemmed, but just once I would love to be able to walk into a store and buy some damn pants that fit me off the rack!

Zebra
01-27-2006, 12:07 PM
When I was in high school I wore 29/36 pants.



For a while I needed 38/36 pants and stores didn't carry them, except for online. I felt that the stores didn't want a person as fat and ugly as me in the store

audiobottle
01-27-2006, 12:08 PM
I've noticed that odd number waist/inseam sizes are hard to find in general. I also only ever inseams that start at 30 and move up, although at 5'9" I wear 30/32 so I'm okay.

Telemark
01-27-2006, 12:41 PM
You can find inseams at 29", Levis and Dockers are particularly good for that.

Captain Wawa
01-27-2006, 12:51 PM
You can find inseams at 29", Levis and Dockers are particularly good for that.

Those are the two brands that I look for in particular and I can NEVER find 36/29. And this would be at virtually all of the big name stores. If I'm lucky, I'll find a 32/29, or maybe a 34/29, but never a 36/29.

36 is not that wide. 29 is not that short. Why can't I find the two together??

Telemark
01-27-2006, 01:38 PM
Those are the two brands that I look for in particular and I can NEVER find 36/29.
I don't know why not, but I've found them at Filene's and Sears, up to 29/40. Not every style, but enough of them.

Kalhoun
01-27-2006, 01:43 PM
Isn't Land's End the place that will make them to size (for about the same price as off-the-rack) and then they keep you on file so you can order new ones at the drop of a hat?

Finagle
01-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Dunno, but if there's anything that's rarer than 36/29 pants, it's 32/29. One would think that the buyers of clothes would reason: "Hmmm. Short inseam. Therefore, a fairly small person. Let's stock up on the smaller waist sizes." But one would be wrong. For some reason, the wider the waist, the more common the shorter inseam seems to be.

Mr. Slant
01-27-2006, 02:16 PM
Hah! You think that's bad?
I'm 54-56 by 29.
Even at the big and porky stores I go to, 5X by 29 is *impossible* to find.
Look, folks, I'm a Big n Fatty Man's Clothes. Being broad and 5'9" is *not* unusual in here.

silenus
01-27-2006, 02:18 PM
Preach it! I wear a 38/29. Short and wide just isn't a well-provided-for demographic, it seems. But by searching online, my wife found several places that can provide my pants. I'll ask her and see if she remembers the urls.

M. Meursault
01-27-2006, 02:39 PM
I hear ya; I'm 33 x 31 and I have never found a pair in that size. I can't wait until I'm filthy rich and can afford nothing but tailor-made clothing. Out of velour. Purple velour. Oooooooh.

6 6 6
01-27-2006, 02:46 PM
All the odd-sized inseams seem to end up in the UK.
I have to stock up on 30 inch inseams when I visit the good-old USA.

The Great Sun Jester
01-27-2006, 03:04 PM
36x27 checking in. I haven't worn off-the-rack pants since I was 14.

Best part? I have really short legs. From the waist up I match with someone about 6 feet tall. But I'm 5'5"

I'm a freak.

Zabali_Clawbane
01-27-2006, 03:27 PM
We had a hard time finding suit pants to fit Mr. Clawbane a week back. He needed 32/34s. We only had one day to find them, we found out Thursday evening that his grandfather's funeral was Saturday, he had the honor of being a pall bearer. Finding jeans in his size isn't too hard, though. His size seems to be in some demand at least.

Future Londonite
01-27-2006, 03:56 PM
36x27 checking in. I haven't worn off-the-rack pants since I was 14.

Best part? I have really short legs. From the waist up I match with someone about 6 feet tall. But I'm 5'5"

I'm a freak.

We should splice you with my roommie. He's your opposite - 5'7, his legs fit someone 5'11, his torso is just short (with broad shoulders). Splicing the two of you will yield one regular 6' person and one shortie...............

Spectre of Pithecanthropus
01-27-2006, 04:05 PM
All the odd-sized inseams seem to end up in the UK.
I have to stock up on 30 inch inseams when I visit the good-old USA.

From what I've seen here stores don't carry odd inseam lengths.

Captain Wawa
01-27-2006, 04:44 PM
36x27 checking in. I haven't worn off-the-rack pants since I was 14.

Best part? I have really short legs. From the waist up I match with someone about 6 feet tall. But I'm 5'5"

I'm a freak.

Yeah, %/30 is the end of the road at most places. WHY???? How many millions of people wear %/29 or %/28 or %/27?

WTF

:confused:

yBeayf
01-27-2006, 04:56 PM
Hah! You think that's bad?
I'm 54-56 by 29.
48x29 here. I don't even bother looking at pre-hemmed trousers anymore, and just get everything tailored to fit when I buy it.

And I'm not short, either! (5' 11"). I just have a very long (and wide, alas) torso, and very short legs.

corkboard
01-27-2006, 05:00 PM
Dunno, but if there's anything that's rarer than 36/29 pants, it's 32/29. One would think that the buyers of clothes would reason: "Hmmm. Short inseam. Therefore, a fairly small person. Let's stock up on the smaller waist sizes." But one would be wrong. For some reason, the wider the waist, the more common the shorter inseam seems to be.
Word. Wordy McWord word.

I can never find that size. And the only reason I need them is because when I buy my real size- 32/30- I end up standing on the bottom of the pant legs. The reason, of course, is the popularity of the 'droopy-drawer' look which seems to have taken over even the most conservative men's slacks. If the damn crotch was where it is supposed to be, instead of half way between my knees and my stones, I wouldn't be having this problem. But to compensate, I look for a shorter leg length, and frustration ensues.

Skywatcher
01-27-2006, 05:09 PM
To all us guys having trouble finding pants that fit, I recommend LL Bean (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=chinos&categoryId=3511&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=dp26). I'm 44 or 4634 and have started buying all my pants from them.

Captain Wawa
01-27-2006, 05:38 PM
To all us guys having trouble finding pants that fit, I recommend LL Bean (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=chinos&categoryId=3511&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=dp26). I'm 44 or 4634 and have started buying all my pants from them.

Let's see, my first two picks from their site:

L.L. Bean Traveler Chinos, Natural Fit Comfort Waist (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=traveler-chinos&categoryId=45606&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=3511&cat4=6352&shop_method=pp&feat=dp26): Inseam drop-down box, three options - 30, 32, 34.

L.L. Bean Double L Corduroy Chinos, Classic Fit Pleated (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=double-l-corduroy-chinos&categoryId=38314&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=3513&cat4=6355&shop_method=pp&feat=ln) Inseam drop-down box, three options - 30,32,34.

Do you see what I mean? It sucks.

Skywatcher
01-27-2006, 05:48 PM
Sorry, I should have linked the main pants page (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=339&catalogId=1&storeId=1&langId=-1&feat=ln) instead. The tropic-weight pants (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=casual-pants&categoryId=4825&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=sdp339), dress pants (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=dress-pants&categoryId=4739&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=sdp339), or Double L Chinos (linked in the previous post) are what you should look at.

Captain Wawa
01-27-2006, 06:05 PM
Sorry, I should have linked the main pants page (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=339&catalogId=1&storeId=1&langId=-1&feat=ln) instead. The tropic-weight pants (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=casual-pants&categoryId=4825&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=sdp339), dress pants (http://llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=dress-pants&categoryId=4739&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=sdp339), or Double L Chinos (linked in the previous post) are what you should look at.

[And a great, glorious, beautiful light shines down brightly from the heavens, as angels sing in the background]

"And I give you, 29" inseam pants!"

"Thanks Og, but I really need to try them on first. Do they carry them in the store as well?"

whiterabbit
01-27-2006, 06:12 PM
I know pant emergencies happen, guys, but I am extra short and have to get pretty much any pants I buy shortened. What about buying the 30s and going to an alterations place? It's a fairly minor hassle, after all.

silenus
01-27-2006, 06:22 PM
I have to admit, my local dry cleaner does my alterations for me, and does them well. I didn't even pin them up, I just took another pair of the same style/material and said "This length." It would be nice to find some that fit without that sometime, though.

kunilou
01-27-2006, 06:27 PM
Try the Gap. My daughter (28" inseam) can find pants there. Of course, she's pretty much limited to jeans or khakis, but at least she doesn't have to wear shorts year-round.

Skywatcher
01-27-2006, 06:36 PM
[And a great, glorious, beautiful light shines down brightly from the heavens, as angels sing in the background]

"And I give you, 29" inseam pants!"

"Thanks Og, but I really need to try them on first. Do they carry them in the store as well?"I haven't been in my local LL Bean store since before Christmas but I think they do have some 29s. Naturally, the online store has a better selection.

Skywatcher
01-27-2006, 06:43 PM
Hit submit too soon.

I've found LL Bean inconsistant when it comes to their waist sizes. I can wear their 42" jeans with no problem but the first time I tried ordering online, I ended up with 42s that were too small. So I sent back the four pairs and the same day I called 'em to get larger sizes. Returning things purchased online is no problem, just a $5 shipping charge.

Brynda
01-27-2006, 10:36 PM
I am pretty sure my hubby has some 36/29 pants that don't fit him any more since he has...gotten taller, yeah, that's it. :D

Anyway, if anyone would like them, email me and I will check for you. I would be happy to give them a good home. He also has a pair or two of 38/29s that he doesn't wear since they went all jeans all the time at work. Again, I would be happy to find them a good home.

We found them at Kohl's. 29s aren't common, but the store near us carries them in some brands.

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