While I normally wear size 34, I opted for 33 given Raleigh Denim states their selvedge jeans will stretch an inch. That said, I am impressed given the jeans do fit over my thighs and butt and I can fully button them whereas many other companies selling selvedge jeans in a 34 waist did not. Only time will tell if and how much these jeans do stretch over time. I will be very patient with respect to wear a few months before washing. I wear them an hour to two hours a day while relaxing at home.