I was in the midst of reviving this old thread but thought the better of it. Figured I'd start a fresh thread to address my specific concerns.
So, in terms of definition, I feel there should be a distinction and unified understanding in what constitutes your waist. As pointed out in the thread...
Say the waist to crotch drop length is too high, and you want the pants to be altered to have a shorter rise, and a more trim fit, can a tailor do this effectively?
Have any of you had experience having this done?