I bought these for my son. He regularly wears a 36 waist but I purchased a 38 to allow him a bit of space since he likes breathing room. They arrived being the wrong size I ordered. He was sent a 36 instead. The 36 did not come anywhere close to fitting him. So these are definitely much smaller than their sizes they are advertised and marketed as. They were very lightweight and did not even feel like jeans at all. I do not recommend .