I've tried several different brands of thermal pants, including Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, and one or two I can't remember the names of. The issue I have is the ones that are supposed to be your size--in my case "medium" are often too tight around the ankles and fit awkwardly around the hips. So, with Hanes, I got both a medium and a large. The medium, like I said, is a bit too tight around the ankles. The problem with that is it disrupts your blood flow and can contribute to problems related to circulation. Clothing that leaves impressions in the skin cannot be healthy if worn for long periods of time--and with these, you are likely to be wearing them all day. I usually wear thermals all day when the temperature starts dropping below 30, then switch to a different pair at night. And I don't wear these like underwear, but rather as an additional layer overtop of regular boxer briefs. The large Hanes thermal pants have turned out to be the most comfortable I've found--warm, with a relaxed fit and no marks on my ankles. Also, I like the dark colors available--I have blue--as they don't stand out like a sore thumb the way the lighter colors do. So I would recommend getting one size up from the size recommended for you on the chart. With shirts, possibly even more so, because I find that even though I have a small build, medium thermal shirts always seem uncomfortably tight around the chest. And they also tend to be scratchy, so I always prefer to wear a regular undershirt beneath them to keep them from irritating my skin. That said the wrists do not generally leave marks the way the ankles on thermal pants do. Another option if you prefer a tight fit, which will be warmer but less comfortable initially, is to stretch the ankles a bit before wearing them to prevent them from squeezing your ankles too tightly. However I think it would be a very bad idea to simply wear them as is if you're getting marks in your skin, as eventually this could cause or aggravate some health problems.
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