Hi guys, this'll be my first time buying raw denim. I measured my true waist and am 29.5-30 in. I like my jeans to fit "relaxed," not tight but not loose, if that makes sense. Maybe some APC NS?
I think your best bet would be a 26 or a 27 in APC... I am pretty confident your jeans size is a 28? My waist is slightly bigger (30-31"), and I fit into a 26 APC NS. I would highly recommend you to try them on first. If your waist in jeans is a 28" I am sure a 26" waist in APC NS would be perfect, it is sized down 2 tagged sizes, and if you only size down 1 it will stretch a lot and probably be too big.
My APC NS in a 26 have stretched to be about 15.5" and I would be happy to provide pics of proof.