I recently bought a pair of jean of another brand with a 34 waist. They fit well, maybe even slightly loose in the waist. These Wrangler cargo pants (not jeans) are also supposedly 34's, but they are considerably smaller in the waist. They fit me very tight. It's difficult to tell much else about them, because I can't wear them. Since I'm in the process of losing weight, I'll hold onto them for a couple of weeks to see if I can get down to their size. They are also very stiff, at least they way they come from the factory. I suspect it's a lot of "sizing" that will wash out, but I can't be sure, because they fit so badly that I don't want to wash them and then not be able to return them. All in all, this was not a very satisfactory purchase.