Originally Posted by Dekker
Find a brand that fits you and stick with it. I once bought some 686 pants in size Small and they were the absolutely fucking perfect freaking fit. Perfect waist, and perfect inseam. I won't buy any other pair of pants except 686 and I know that no matter what online store I buy them from I can safely purchase a size Small and have it fit. Same with boots, I bought a pair of Thirty Two and they fit perfectly with no adjustments needed. Will continue buying from them for my boots.
It saves on hassle/returns when you purchase from a brand that you know will work for you.
I would be careful about this. Even the same brand can fit dramatically differently between seasons and models (and even between seasons for the same model). Burton AK gear was notorious for this, but there are many other examples.
Even more so the case for boots.
I suspect it is a conspiracy by manufacturers to make people go to stores - and buy more stuff while they are there
EDIT: And this whole thread is in the wrong section of the forum...