Waist sizing for pants

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  1. RLB

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    When buying pants to be worn when carrying, how many sizes do you increase the waist?
    Thanks
     
  2. BigJoe13

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    For IWB or OWB carry?
     

  3. RLB

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    IWB.
    OWB is the same size as normal
     
  4. Jeff82

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    +2" for IWB medium frame gun, +2" more if your gonna IWB a spare mag.

    YMMV
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Ugh... IWB mags.

    I would go 2in when I IWB'd.

    IGF
     
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    I wear 30's, I buy 32's. I like the Atlantco Tru-Spec 24/7 pants. I know they are all tacti-whatever, but they let me carry all my stuff and have expandable waists (about 1-2 sizes). I get the ripstop poly/cotton blend. Before these pants I was tearing up my khakis at work. Since buying them, I haven't had one snag or tear.
     
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    I jumped up 2 sizes (2 inches) and you may also want to consider a "relaxed fit" if you really want them to be comfortable. Relaxed fit won't make you sexy, but sure make IWB comfortable.
     
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    dregotglock CHL Instructor

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    Depends on brand for me, but for most it runs the next size up
     
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    I have Dockers that have a stretchy expandable waistline. My regular jeans are always a little big anyway, just enough for that extra space needed.
     
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    Add two inches for IWB.
     
  11. RLB

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    Thanks. I was thinking 2 inch increase in the waist. I already wear relaxed fit. Can't stand tight fitting pants. I am not a slim guy so comfort is paramount. I also know it depends on the gun and holster. The Kimber will require less than a Glock or the like.
    I am going to have to check into the Rip stop pants.
    Thanks again
     
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    +2" for IWB carry of a XD45...works perfect for me.
     
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    2 inches 1 size.
    Waist 34, but buy 36 for IW Carry.
     
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    I wear size 36 and buy size 38
    Regards
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    None for me. I really wear a 37 but they are hard to get so I wear 38's and it works out well for me.