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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:20 am

How about nylon shorts for someone with a size "small" waist? I can't find anything with a zipper-fly for less than a medium waist. I used to buy Land's End water shorts, but now they come only in fat sizes, or without front zippers. I've taken to buying size small zip-offs, and just wearing the shorts, but the padded zippers rub all the hair off my quads.

I'm 5'6", 31" waist, 42" chest. Nothing fits. This used to be a fairly normal size.
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Postby Mark Straub » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:34 am

I had a lot of trouble finding softshell pants in my size (28 waist, 34 inseam). I finally got a good deal on some Patagonias that fit me.

I wore them once.

I know this sounds odd, but oftentimes discount stores will have clothing that will fit (and cheap too!) because it doesn't fit other people as well.

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Postby woodsxc » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:22 am

MoapaPk wrote:How about nylon shorts for someone with a size "small" waist? I can't find anything with a zipper-fly for less than a medium waist. I used to buy Land's End water shorts, but now they come only in fat sizes, or without front zippers. I've taken to buying size small zip-offs, and just wearing the shorts, but the padded zippers rub all the hair off my quads.


Billabong.
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Postby kovarpa » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:46 am

Dow Williams wrote:
pvalchev wrote:180lbs


Somebody has been eating way too many pop tarts.


skinny fat.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:05 pm

woodsxc wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:How about nylon shorts for someone with a size "small" waist? I can't find anything with a zipper-fly for less than a medium waist. I used to buy Land's End water shorts, but now they come only in fat sizes, or without front zippers. I've taken to buying size small zip-offs, and just wearing the shorts, but the padded zippers rub all the hair off my quads.


Billabong.


I've tried Billabong stuff, but I have a hard time with shorts that go below my knees.
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:39 pm

MoapaPk wrote:I have a hard time with shorts that go below my knees.


+1

That's the real challenge, and it has the original post beat: Trying to find clothes that make sense, instead of these ridiculous things that conform to some supposed "latest fashion."
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Postby CClaude » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:17 pm

for pants try Patagonia. I have a 28" waist and a 34" inseam (5'11" and 148lbs) and they see to fit me right. For rocking climbing I use both some BD Rock Pants, and the Patagonia Rock Guide pants since they are both Scholler cloth).

For jackets and stuff try arcteryx which has a tapered athletic cut

NOW would anyone tell me where to by jeans nowadays.

oh yes.... and Nutella is truely the spice of life.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:25 pm

Mammut used to have the best selection for pants but you may have to order them.
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:28 pm

Ohhh! I think I have all you skinny folks beat, 5 11' 140lbs. I get away with small shirts.
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Postby CClaude » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:51 pm

Hotoven wrote:Ohhh! I think I have all you skinny folks beat, 5 11' 140lbs. I get away with small shirts.


super model wannabe......That is what I weighed when I was living and climbing in Japan (actually I had to eat a ton of chocolate on top of the traditional japanese diet to stay above 138lbs).
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Postby MRoyer4 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:12 pm

I've been as low as 5'9" 128 lbs after a month on the CO trail when I was 19. That was disgusting. I had normally weighed around 140 at that point in my life.
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Postby Autoxfil » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:13 pm

CClaude wrote:for pants try Patagonia. I have a 28" waist and a 34" inseam (5'11" and 148lbs) and they see to fit me right. For rocking climbing I use both some BD Rock Pants, and the Patagonia Rock Guide pants since they are both Scholler cloth).

For jackets and stuff try arcteryx which has a tapered athletic cut

NOW would anyone tell me where to by jeans nowadays.


I order Gap online to get them to fit me (30x34).

I agree that most slim fit Patagonia stuff works - I'm 6', 150-160 depending on season and current workout strategy. My R2 jacket is perfect for a tall person with small waist.

I was 135lb my freshman year of college. That was skinny to the point of being gross - I worked night shift and it killed my apetite.
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Postby D Watson » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:50 pm

Look to the european companies.

Eider (France) makes very trim climbing/skiing clothing. The fit is what would keep them from becoming a real presence in north america.

Mammut (Swiss) would be another good one. Norrona (Norway) is now available from backcountry.com
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Postby Dow Williams » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:11 am

CClaude wrote:NOW would anyone tell me where to by jeans nowadays.


Chuck, "real" cowboys are still skinny in general...only place to get 28"-34/36" jeans and the like are at feed stores. When Stacy buys feed at a store called IFA, should be in AZ as well, she picks me up jeans from time to time. Brand is Cinch. I always wore Levis...but these fit great. I sport climb in them all the time. Glad I could be of service. If you need a scarf for the wife, let me know.
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