Yes, I have this problem. I've had it most of my teen/adult life, probably from tons of skating all my life, but when I played college hockey and did really extensive leg press/squat routines as part of my training, it got out of control. I now have a really hard time finding jeans that fit. In fact, I just had a few suits tailored and I had to have a 36" taken in to a 32" waist so that the seat and thighs would be more accommodating. I'm a 30-32" waist but if I buy 32s it means they're going to be skin tight on my butt and thighs, which looks ridiculous. Tailoring my suits I can stomach, but I'm not exactly "baller" enough to start getting custom made/tailored jeans. It's a real problem.
Hockey aside I have really wide shoulders and have to get tapered/slim fit/tailored shirts, even though I'm 30 pounds overweight. Never had issues with my legs though...then again I've only just started squatting last month and am only up to 130. Once I hit 300 or so I'll probably be able to join the club
It's good to know there are others in this same boat, but I was also hoping to hear some solutions. Doesn't appear to be much out there other than wear sweatpants, which isn't always possible. I would think there would be some company come along and market to this. I know Gongshow does hockey clothing, but I don't think they really do pants do they?
Loose straight cut jeans are the style I end up buying. Various labels make varying fits, of course, so I'd say try some out to see which is best.
I'm currently sitting in some American Living brand which I got at JC Penney on closeout for under $10. They're the tightest size 36 I've got as far as the waist goes, but the thigh areas are large enough to fit my tree trunks. I can get away without wearing a belt with them. By contrast, any other pants sized 36 requires a belt or they'll fall right down.
I have some others that I got years ago which fit OK in the legs but are HUGE on the waist, despite also being a size 36. Then there's some size 34s I have which fit nicely on the waist and still have plenty of room for my legs.
As I said earlier I tend to have no trouble finding dress pants to fit my legs, it's just a matter of whether or not I can find them in a waist size that also fits. I probably have a 50/50 mix of size 34/36 in those, and some 36s fit more tightly than the 34
This Fall, Gongshow will present the first ever Jeans made for a hockey player - "The Beauty Fit" jeans will be wider in the legs and a touch bigger in the ass to help fit us hockey players with our jacked quads and unreal back sides. Stay tuned for a more in depth look at these gems, but here is a sneak peak. Thank you for allowing us to continue to innovate and tailor the world to accommodate all us hockey players just a little bit better. GSH
Just found this thread after a frustrating shopping trip. For work, Banana Republic's Dawson cut chinos seem to work well. Unfortunately, they don't seem to make their relaxed cut for the other fashion-forward pants.
For shorts, Lululemon makes ones cut for hockey butt. They have extra room and some stretch. Not cheap, but nice fit.
Eager to hear more ideas.
Same problem. Waste is a 32 but I buy 34 or 36 relaxed fit or even straight and take them to my local cleaners to get the waste cut and the length shortened a bit. Costs me like an extra 8 bucks for every "nice" pair of pants I own.
Try LL Bean's jeans and khakis. They have a good selection of relaxed fit and some of their "natural fit" stuff works well for those of us who don't have big butts and thighs but are, uh, mighty-thewed. Carhartt and Duluth Trading are also pretty good for jeans. The downside: they're expensive. The upside, they last for a long time.
You see, I wasn't ready to stop playing, but what venue was left for female athletes that I hadn't already exhausted? I'd played soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse for my high school team, competing in New England championships and nationals numerous times. From there I played Division I ice hockey and lacrosse in college. I'd participated in just about every sport I could get my hands on. Most impressively, I'd gained a reputation for having the largest "hockey ass" most of my teammates had ever seen. Was I really going to let it atrophy just so that I could wear normal jeans again?