These boardshorts are the only ones in existence with a majority of natural cotton fibers, the shorts are very comfortable with a little stretch in the waist. I had to order one size down from my actual waist size. The 38 was too large so I exchanged it for a size 36; it fits perfectly. I wish they would make a more natural, 100 % cotton fiber boardshorts with a little elastic in the waist no matter what the cost or however long it takes to dry. Quiksilver has awesome patterns and maximum comfortability. Very satisfied with my purchase, item was accurately portrayed on site. Thank You.