Got my jeans and jacket today. The jacket fits great. It matches the size chart. The jeans don't. The waist simply is not in the ballpark of what I ordered. Measuring according to TCB standard, waist pulled flat (cuz really folks, what's the point of measuring against their charts using a different measuring style?), I have a 28.5" waist on an advertised 30.9" waist. You do the math.
@volvo240thebest, I'm tired of your gaslighting around TCB's mistake. They messed up, not the people that ordered a size that did not arrive. There is no magic equation you used that everyone else with improperly cut jeans failed to. My waist measures 31" and I ordered 31". That's your method. That's not my method, but regardless I ended up with a dissatisfactory result and I'm not really interested in hearing how I should have ordered or how I should stretch them out. They are not the size I ordered. Period.
I appreciate that TCB will stand behind the product and do what's right to make exchanges, etc. My frustration is not with the solution on their end, simply that this could have been avoided by measuring the jeans after manufacture to ensure reasonable compliance with advertised dimensions. I didn't even need to measure these jeans to immediately see they were much too small for a 31.
Finally, I'm not mad at anyone. I appreciate you, @volvo240thebest for the tremendous work you put into all of this. I appreciate TCB for taking on the task of dealing with the many hyper particular denim dweebs that frequent this joint and making this contest happen. Thank you all for your hard work.
As for how I proceed, I haven't decided yet. I think I'll end up sending them back as they are the kind of tight that digs deep into my hip bones and I just don't want to wear pants that do that even though I know they'll stretch to be ok-ish. But I still need to try them on again and make a final decision.
Measurement Comparison Chart vs. Actual:
Waist: 30.9" vs. 28.5"
Thigh: 12.3" vs. 11.75"
Front Rise: 12.4" vs. 13.25"
Waist: 78.5 cm vs. 72.4 cm
Thigh: 31.3 cm vs. 29.9 cm
Front Rise: 31.5 cm vs. 33.7 cm