I keep trying to squeeze myself into a 36" waist in all of the MK's but it just doesnt seem to work out. I am 6'3" 225# and I know that reinforced button won't pop but it feels like my gut will when I put these on. The 38" is way too big. Unfortunately, I had to send these shorts back. They would've been awesome for hiking, fishing, biking in southern WV.