A Handy Guide to Men’s Vanity Sizing for Your Post-Holiday Shopping

I’ve never been slim — I played offensive line in high school — but I’m no cow either. (I’m happily a “Russell Crowe” body type.) So I immediately went across the street, bought a tailor’s measuring tape, and trudged from shop to shop, trying on various brands’ casual dress pants. It took just two hours to tear my self-esteem to smithereens and raise some serious questions about what I later learned is called “vanity sizing.” {Esquire/The Style Blog}

This chart isn’t new, but with only one more holiday to go before many people collectively pledge to put down the fork and pick up a weight or two, it seemed an appropriate time to bring it back as a reminder that your goal size may be closer than you think. In some cases, as close as the nearest retailer offering a brand that fudges the numbers a bit (or a lot).

Some call it vanity sizing, but the vanity perspective says it’s just an opportunity to tackle other New Year’s resolutions.

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