Have male clothing sizes become more flattering over the last 30 years? Have male clothing sizes become more flattering over the last 30 years?
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    Default Have male clothing sizes become more flattering over the last 30 years?

    Having lost some weight over the last few years, I've gone from 34" waist to having to wear a belt with 32" jeans.

    I saw some 70s trousers on t'web which would work for a vintage party but they are listed as 30" and I have no idea if 30" back then means the same as 30" now, and if I have any chance of squeezing into them!

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    Depends on the brand tbh, clothes targetting the 40 years old plus market tend to be a bit more forgiving vs. a brand targetting 20-somethings.
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    No idea - these are genuine vintage plaid trousers which I guess would've been worn by cool young men (though it's hard to believe this isn't some sort of joke!)
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    Y fronts certainly aren't what they used to be!

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    MF has gone from a 36 to a 48 - entirely due to changes in clothing size...

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    Are you seriously asking if 30" in the 70s is different from 30" today?

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    My main bugbear with modern clothes is that gents' shirts are way too short, which means one must spent a fortune on made-to-measure shirts.

    Shirt tails used to come down to one's knees; but these days you're lucky if they cover your belly button!

    And, no, before anyone asks, I'm not that overweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    Are you seriously asking if 30" in the 70s is different from 30" today?
    Men's inches are different to women's inches, apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    Are you seriously asking if 30" in the 70s is different from 30" today?
    I've definitely heard that it's quite common for trousers to flatter the wearer "look I'm a 34" in these!" so yes, I wondered if there had been an inflationary effect. I measured my waist as 34" today but my 32" jeans are too big.
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