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Old 06-28-05, 11:34 AM
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My new shorts are too big...

My waist is a 38, so I ordered a 38. The shorts are Canari's, I got them at about 60% off from Sierra Trading Post. I really like them, the fabric is far superior to the other pair of shorts I have, but when i pull them up they almost cover my belly button. I think that is too large (confirmation?). They can also bunch a little bit by the crotch.

What's the best way to deal with this situation? I could take them in a little bit and resew them, but I'm guessing that my stitching will be a lot less comfortable than their pro stitching. Can I put them in the dryer to get them to shrink? Options?
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Old 06-28-05, 12:03 PM
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Sierra trading post is really good. Everything you order comes with a "return" label.
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Old 06-28-05, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Sierra trading post is really good. Everything you order comes with a "return" label.
It's true, but I've already worn them. I don't they'd like that.

Actually, now that I look at this:
https://www.sierratradingpost.com/Returns/
Their policy says nothing about being worn or not.
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Old 06-28-05, 12:47 PM
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If you decide you can't return them, I'll send you an address where I will take care of disposal for you
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I don't think putting them in the dryer will shrink them much. It might distress them. Why not sell them on eBay? Lots of gently-used and new cycling gear bought and sold there.
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Originally Posted by thechrisproject
It's true, but I've already worn them. I don't they'd like that.

Actually, now that I look at this:
https://www.sierratradingpost.com/Returns/
Their policy says nothing about being worn or not.
Hehe that's why they're so great, trust me, I've returned stuff that I've worn 2-3 times (jackets, etc) where I realized it was either too much or too little for me after wearing it in severe weather then returned or exchanged it. They're great like that.

LLBean is even better, I had put about 1500 miles on a pair of hiking boots when the leather started to crack (my fault probably), I didn't like that and returned it, they gave me a full exchange.
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Old 06-30-05, 11:10 AM
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Okay, so before I order again:

What are good guidelines for a good fit? How high up should the shorts come, and how tight should they be? I think I will buy my next pair from a place in town where I can try them on. After I can try some on and buy some locally, I'll know enough to order online.
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They should start slightly snug, remember, the fabric expands and you don't want it to end up so loose that you get a lot of chaffing from bunched up fabric.
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Old 06-30-05, 04:01 PM
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My canaris are only about an inch below my belly button. They should fit snuggly with no bunching.
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