Calf Muscles and Trouser legs (for those that have lost 100lb+)

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riocaz

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 06:34
I'm not sure it will apply much to those who've lost less TBH.

Is it just me having problems with my calves and trouser legs? My trousers are now at a point where I'm considering buying a smaller size due to my waist... But my trousers are already quite tight around the calf muscles.

Or am I just going to have to give in and buy a belt?

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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FullaBella

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 07:07
Mines the opposite - when the waist fits you could house a family of cats in the seat & thighs. Stretch jeans? Relaxed fit?
jonnybadback

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 07:10
How about boot fit which tend to be a bit loose on the calf...or if you want to go back to the 70s with a retro look then its flares Smile
CollyMP

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 08:20
Definitely try a boot cut-you only need enough room to skip over the calves, and some boots are slimmer than others. Best bet is to get all of the ones in your size off the rack and try on all of them. Due to the way garments are cut in factories, sometimes the same size tag will go on jeans with radically different fit (hey, they have to learn to use the machine sometime, right?) The way they're cut is a big stack of lengths of fabric are wheeled over on a flat bed table on wheels, and brought to a machine that looks like...well it actually is, in fact...a kind of band saw. Unless the stack stays perfectly vertical, the size that's cut on the top of the stack will differ from the size cut on the bottom, in spite of the fact that the top piece has the correct drafted size drawn on it. The lower leg is usually smaller thus making the stack harder to handle and accuracy suffers. (it takes an experienced cutter to keep it entirely accurate and those cutters usually work on the high end lines that the company makes-it's why the pricier lines of a department store have more consistent sizing)
riocaz

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 08:48
Thanks for that info Colly, I had assumed that cutting was a done by machine nowadays. Embarassed

I will try a boot cut when I'm next out and about.

And here was me thinking that losing all this weight was supposed to make buying clothes easier! Laughing Laughing Laughing

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
Ms Elizabeth

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 148

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Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 10:09
I know I have to watch which brand I buy my husband. He's a dairy farmer so the number of squats he's done in his lifetime has given him some big calves. For the life of me I can't remember if he went to Wranglers or another brand. He's found carpenter pants have looser legs. He went from regular or stretch fits to those and hasn't has any problems since.



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