I have had tightness issues with my pants.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a gray pair of JCrew Bowery Classic Fit trousers, 33x32, feeling too short and tight. And then, last week, a different pair of JCrew Bowery Classic Fit trousers, 33x32, also started feeling too tight. It’s very embarrassing. Today I decided to wear a black pair of Gap Straight Fit trousers, 33x32. These pants had always seemed a little looser than then JCrew pants, so I felt confident they woudn’t feel tight. Sadly, I was wrong. They feel tight in my crotch and upper thigh areas. I decided to take off my belt, which helps a little. I think my colleague said it best: I’m drinking too many iced apple ciders and eating too much Shake Shack custard. Well, yes, but the real issue is I stopped exercising. But as of last week, I am fixing that problem, so I will continue to drink the ciders and eat the custards, and at the very least I will stabilize, if not drop the few pounds it seems I’ve gained.
Interesting fact: when you put on a little bit of weight and your slacks become snug at the waist, this actually makes the pants shorter, perhaps because of the wedgy that pulls them in a northward direction. It’s very humiliating, but if you were to be walking behind me (and many people try to walk behind me so they can see my world-famous rear end) you would notice my pants riding up my crack.