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Athletic Fit Pants
I have a hard time finding pants that fit me in the thighs. I'm not a big guy, but I do CrossFit and bike pretty much everywhere. What's a dude without matchstick legs to do in a sea of skinny jeans?
- Wayne, San Francisco, CA
First off, some tips on shopping when you've got a more athletic body. Don't get hung up on things like waist size. Mass produced clothing has standardized sizing that's not going to correspond with a more muscular build. Because your proportions skew larger in areas like the thighs, try sizing up in the waist and find a pair that fits comfortably in the legs and seat—you can always have a tailor take in the waist a bit. That being said, there's never been a better time for muscular guys to shop—designers are offering more athletic cut pants that offer a tailored and tapered fit with plenty of room in the seat and thighs. Herewith, a few of our current favorites.
The "Democratic chino," $98 by Taylor Stitch
Washed chinos, $88
Alpha stretch tapered chinos,
$68 / $50
Tab-front twill pants, $175 by Todd Snyder