After 15 years of searching, I've found my pants
For about the last 15 years I've dealt with levis axing their silvertab line, which was my high school go-to jean/pant. Around that same time, skinny jeans (don't get me started) started gaining popularity and even the fits that were INTENDED to be "loose" or "relaxed" started to slim up on me... not because I gained weight, apparently everyone else was getting terribly skinny all of the sudden and the manufacturers and designers decided everyone wanted tighter jeans. Nope... not at all. If anyone else out there is like me, you felt alienated. It's hard finding pants that fit my body type well. Silvertabs were cut generously to accommodate my round butt and thicker thighs without accentuating them and making me look "curvier" than I wish to look outside of the bedroom. I have missed silvertabs and scoured the world(wide web) looking for a vintage pair in my size, but no dice... until I shopped for carhartts based on my new employer's recommendation. She has a lot of STYLE, so I took her word and hit a "warehouse" where "sportsmen" shop in the area. I tried them on in the store and could have(but restrained myself) let out a gutteral moan of pent up pleasure after turning to the side and seeing that lack of visible bubble-butt. In my own little world, this was a MAJOR breakthrough. The best fitting "other brand" jeans/pants I have been wearing were almost all too tight, all washed poorly, wore quickly, and most never fit well after a single wash which caused a lot of tugging in the crotch and thighs when walking. My Carhartts DON'T TUG AT ALL. They really do feel more like pajamas than pants. The only other type of pants I can say fit well and look nice on me are dress slacks or suit pants. Can't wear that every day, all day... especially not doing my work. Not only are my b11 & b36 Carhartts a perfect "fit", they are handsome and the most durable pants money can buy. I am a fairly new Carhartt "user", I will be adding more bulletproof carhartts to my meager collection and then I might just stop buying clothes in general for a few years and save up for an extravagant trip, lol. If I do, I'll pack a new crisp pair of b11's in my carry-on, in case I meet a woman... a woman with a discerning eye.
I've read some reviews asking for slimmer b11 and b36 pants, so they fit like the b01 style they usually buy. My advice to them would be: "Buy the b01 again, if that is your preferred fit."
Please, Carhartt, do not change the way these pants fit, if retailers are only offering a limited selection, perhaps a small tag showing the various fits could be attached to the clothing, so consumers realize they have options, before deciding "the brand" itself is limited in selection, or before some might assume Carhartt makes one single fit, that changes on occasion. Again, please do not make changes to the fit, it's perfect for the majority and fills a huge void in the "curvy-manly-men" clothing category. I think awareness of the options and fit differences would have eliminated most of the low star reviews of these pants. I say 5 STARS and DO NOT CHANGE! My Carhartt b11's and b36's are the BEST, just like YOU!