You just talked me into a pair in olive. Sizing is strange. I can understand how different makers label SML differently, but I thought an inch was an inch. Nope. OC's 36 is comfy on me, but 36 from LLB is three inches too big.My OC cotton gabs arrived yesterday and are as advertised. The fit is similar to JP in that my ordered size is a little tight in the waist and will be returned for a lager size.
New they are about an inch too big. I will wash them before they are cuffed.Have you considered the likelihood of these all-cotton trousers shrinking a bit over multiple washes? Or are you planning on dry-cleaning them?. Different brands use different types of cotton cloth and they all shrink to some extent. A bit of excess cloth at the waist and hips will work out well in the end, but if it is tight to begin with, it is simply going to get tighter.