Its all about the numbers guys. Stature chart.
95% of boys at the age of 20 years old are under 6 ft. 2 inches (74 inches). So, assuming that we don't grow any taller after 20 years old, which I believe is true, the height number holds up for adult males as well (though the weight numbers certainly do not).
Assuming that those 6 ft 3 to 6 ft 5 can wear a 36 inch length pants, that may be only about 2% of the population (since there are likely equal numbers at the bottom of the chart) . Then you take that 2% remaining and try to determine how many of those have 34 inch waist. With our overweight population I am sure that you can say that at least 1/2 of those are above a 34 inch waist. And on top of that there must be a number of teens and others that have less than a 34 inch waist. You are then left with about 0.5% of the male population at my guess, and that might be generous.
So if you are a retailer and have limited shelf space or $$ for online inventory, what would you do? I am just thankful for those that even offer 34x36 and I hope that our collective online numbers can be a market that will justify some focus and expanded options.
With the markets as competitive as they are these days and with technology offering so much for customizing it astounds me how hard it is to find OUR pant size. If you're close to the 0.5% and the US Retail Clothing Industry is $130 billion then I can imagine this pant size market would be approximately $130 million. Seems big enough for a company but maybe we really don't matter. Then if we do, why the premium price for 2"?
Greg, you're double counting. You said 95% were 'short', but only 2% are 6'3" to 6'5", with 2% in the other tail. That second 2% is already included in the 95%, so your 'perfect male height' of 6'3" to 6'5" is probably closer to 4%. Don't discount our numbers!
On a different note, I have a Cabela's coat that fits like a glove on my 6'5" frame with a 33-34in waist. Spread them some love.
Thanks so much Greg for all the suggestions where to find 34x36 pants, this saved me a lot of time!
When I find them I buy all I can because I know it will be hard to do so when I need them. I feel poorly for those who can't buy them because I snatched them up.
Any idea where you can find 32x36? 30x36 would be even better.
Old Navy has 32, 33 and 34 waist x 36 leg in various styles.
Best pants I have ever worn are not made anymore. Arizonas relaxed 34 x 36. Can still find them on eBay though.
This is an old post, but thought I would stop and say hello. My son is 15 and wears a 32x36. I am having the hardest time finding anything for him. I've had luck at Old Navy so far and once at JCPenney. I am currently on the hunt for black dress pants, he has a formal coming up in February and even though its a month away I am already starting to panic. We also have a hard time with shoes, but because he wears a 15. Thanks for posting all the stores...I am going to check and see if they have dress clothes as well as jeans.
This is old but just in the last year or two I noticed some manufacturers have stopped making 34x36 while still making both 34x34 and 34x38.Haggar and Dockers are two in particular ,I assume the 34x38 size covers both 34x36 and 34x38 in their mind but they are not ready to wear anymore.I even had ordered some Haggar Echo 34x36 dress pants on Amazon site and they never came in.The size 34x36 can no longer be ordered either.
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