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    WTF with all the short people clothes?

    Since when did a 34" inseam become so freakin rare when trying to buy pants or jeans? Every year it seems like it's harder to find britches that are my size. At 6"1" I'm hardly a giant...
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    Kids wear pants below their hips, so 32" is plenty long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Kids wear pants below their hips, so 32" is plenty long.
    A famous Randy Newman song comes to mind...
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I have a similar problem. I'm a 5'10" female, and 125 pounds (mostly muscle), and have trouble finding the right fit. The right waist has the clothes too short. The right length has the clothes waaaay too big. What's a gal to do? Most especially when looking for that perfect chamois in the perfect short?

    I mean, I want to show off my lines, dig?

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    awww Chip, I bet you would look SO CUTE in a pair of capri pants. Especially if they were in a color that matched your eyes. Is bloodshot a color?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    A famous Randy Newman song comes to mind...
    Oh, Chip, I so know that song. Belongs on Songs in Your Head thread.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    awww Chip, I bet you would look SO CUTE in a pair of capri pants. Especially if they were in a color that matched your eyes. Is bloodshot a color?
    I happen to have capri pants...err, riding knickers - with a red racing stripe! Am I like the hippest geezer or what!
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    Seriously...is a 34" inseam just that common that it is always sold out, or is everything made overseas where they just ain't that tall? It's worse when you get to the larger waists...I wear a 36 or 38, depending on the time of year...and most have only 30" inseams. I've looked at the bigger waist sizes...same thing, like if you got a big waist you must have short little legs like my grandpa did!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I've also found dept. store clothes to be larger than usual this year. I've been wearing a primarily large shirts for a year or so. THis year, large is HUGE. I've had to step down to medium. Maybe the Chinese are catering to the stereotypical American
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Seriously...is a 34" inseam just that common that it is always sold out, or is everything made overseas where they just ain't that tall? It's worse when you get to the larger waists...I wear a 36 or 38, depending on the time of year...and most have only 30" inseams. I've looked at the bigger waist sizes...same thing, like if you got a big waist you must have short little legs like my grandpa did!
    Nah...I bought them all Tell me about it I am a 36w34inseam and finally had to order a couple pair of dress slacks online. Now I am on the hunt for a pair of size 11 medium width plain black lace up leather dress shoes...Unfortunately from what I have seen the stores take what the manufacturers send them and apparently people in our size range are SOL. We (mainly my wife) has a bridal shop and occasionally the manufacturers will pull that crap on us, but they get it right back because we order our sizes based on the averages of the sizes we sell.

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    Preach it brother. Now try to find a 34 leg with a 32 waist! The downside of having a cyclist's build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    Preach it brother. Now try to find a 34 leg with a 32 waist! The downside of having a cyclist's build.
    +1
    34 leg with a 30-31 waist. Aaaah
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    +1
    34 leg with a 30-31 waist. Aaaah
    Been there, done that. Been a few years, but yeah, that was even worse. My wife's great cooking makes sure I stay at least a 32" these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    Preach it brother. Now try to find a 34 leg with a 32 waist! The downside of having a cyclist's build.
    The first size to run out! Now I know who took the last pair...BWAHAHAHAHA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    +1
    34 leg with a 30-31 waist. Aaaah
    Just a 32 leg, but try finding a 29 waist anywhere in North America anymore. That's one advantage of living in Asia for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Just a 32 leg, but try finding a 29 waist anywhere in North America anymore. That's one advantage of living in Asia for me...
    I remember being a 29, it was hard indeed. I just got a size 30 or 31 and wore a belt.
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    Still no female roadies responding to my post, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Still no female roadies responding to my post, I see.
    Like girls really get together and gab about clothes or body issues!!!! Give us guys a break! Hey Chip, your hair looks great, what are you doing different?
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    5'11 1/2" (short one in my family) - and I've never had a problem getting long inseams at the Gap. 34" minimum, prefer 36". Also, try www.sierratradingpost.com - sometimes they have some good deals in these "weird" sizes. Old Navy also has long inseams on line. Happy long-legged hunting!
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    i feel your pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Like girls really get together and gab about clothes or body issues!!!! Give us guys a break! Hey Chip, your hair looks great, what are you doing different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    I happen to have capri pants...err, riding knickers - with a red racing stripe! Am I like the hippest geezer or what!
    I was pretty sure you were a Marine, but that confirms it.

    That's just sick, Chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    I've also found dept. store clothes to be larger than usual this year. I've been wearing a primarily large shirts for a year or so. THis year, large is HUGE. I've had to step down to medium. Maybe the Chinese are catering to the stereotypical American
    I've noticed this trend too. Medium is the new large.

    And as far as the lack of 34's on the shelf... it's a common size, they sell out fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Like girls really get together and gab about clothes or body issues!!!! Give us guys a break! Hey Chip, your hair looks great, what are you doing different?
    Are you kidding, silly - I just washed my hair and I can't do a THING with it. Are those new shoes?
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    I'm hip, Chipcom. I feel your sartorial pain.

    To fit my butt (It's mostly muscle, thanks VegaVixen ) I have to buy 42 (!) waist pants. As a result, my waist is cinched up like a trash bag.

    Shirts have to be XXL to fit my shoulders (I play lots of Raquetball). Ever try to find XXL jersey or jackets in a bike shop? Not bloody likely. Of course, that XXL also helps to hide my bulging stomach muscles. I'm very shy...
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