This is a difficult question to answer. It would depend on how loose or tight of a fit you are looking for. You may try ordering 1 package in 2 different sizes and then return the 1 size you like least. Or you could try guessing by ordering 1 size and if it is wrong, it would help you to guess better the next time. Also, you could go to the JC Penneys store and ask about trying them on . It may help to ask about return policies for any you wish to return. You can call the on-line department or e-mail them and ask . They offer free returns at the JC Penney store for on-line orders. In my husband's case, he wears a 48" belt, yet he has a 50 waist . He orders these briefs in a 46" waist, but he prefers a more snug fit rather than loose. ( This probably confuses you even more. ) These have been his most favorite brand for many decades. They are very soft cotton and are durable. Try reading all the reviews also, that helps in making purchase decisions. With a first clothing purchase, it always requires a bit of guessing, but once you find the perfect fit, then the problem will be solved. Sorry, I only have advice, but no clear answers. Best wishes!!!
10 months ago
Moreno Valley, CA
Age: Over 60
How often do you shop at JCPenney? Frequently
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