A size 38? Nice! I have really large hips/waist (I am also *very* broad shouldered) so everything on me is wide. I am still in size 40s though my 42s are a little more comfortable if not falling off me. I have always worn large pants sizes though even when I am not very over-weight. I wish I could fit into a 38 ;D I think once I hit 200 again I'll be set. I don't think, even at a healthy weight I will fit into anything smaller than a 38/34.
Yeah, you must be big boned. I was going to nudge you to reduce your waist ticker because I thought that you could not be that big! My waist was 40-42 inches when I was around 280 pounds. I think I carry more of my weight on the belly. You don't have much of a belly to speak of any more.
I have even got a tiny arse because of all the walking I do. It's just that damn gut that needs to go. And my podgy face.
Yup! I am just a little stout guy! My pants are often 4 inches or so longer then I need them to be because clothing companies expect me to be so much taller. I feel like I am literally the poster-boy for the "alternative" body type. The problem is that A) nice clothes rarely fit and B) I don't know how to modify clothes. Bu I am thinking of taking a sewing class to learn how to do that because I feel like I would look a lot better if i could hem (sp?) my pants and bring the waist in on some of my shirts and the shoulders out.
I feel that a lot of male fashion and "ideal" body shape is concentrated on lean and tall. It makes life hard for me but I deal.