CCW Breakaways Khakis, Cargos and Jeans are manufactured and labeled TRUE-TO-SIZE.
Unfortunately, labeling pants with "Vanity Sizes" has become commonplace in the garment industry and sizing standards vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. So please follow the step-by-step sizing guidelines presented here before ordering your CCW Breakaways products.
FOR THE WAIST MEASUREMENT . . .
Step 1. Measure a comfortable pair of your existing pants as shown in the photo. Do not choose an existing pant that is tight fitting. Do not choose an existing pant with an expandable elastic waistband.
Step 2. Place the tape measure across the inside of the waistband.
Step 3. Record the number. Multiply by two. This is your TRUE-TO-SIZE Waist.
CCW Breakaways Size 34 pant is shown in this example.
If you regularly use an IWB holster . . . and if you normally up-size your pants to use the IWB holster . . . you do not need to do that with CCW Breakaways pants.
FOR THE INSEAM MEASUREMENT . . .
Step 1. Lay your pants out flat.
Step 2. Measure from the crotch to the bottom of the pant leg. This is your TRUE-TO-SIZE Inseam.
DO I NEED TO CONSIDER GARMENT SHRINKAGE INTO MY MEASUREMENTS?
No. A shrink test has already been performed on every fabric lot we purchase. The shrinkage percentage is then entered into our patterns and adjusted. The patterns are cut and sewn into a finished garment. The finished garment is then professionally washed and dried wherein the garment shrinks to our TRUE-TO-SIZE specification. The garment is then iron pressed and packaged for you.
We do the shrinking calculations for you. It is one less thing for you to worry about.
It is true that this process adds cost to the overall product, but it also ensures that you consistently get a high quality and proper fitting pant.