I guess... If 30 doesn't work for you then the logical thing would be to get a 31 next time.I did though. bought a tag size 30 (actual waist 31) for my actual waist of 31 inches. Should I try a 31 next time? (actual size 32)If it's still uncomfortable then you probably sized wrong. You should measure your true waist size from now on and not go with what you wear in other brands. As for those jeans, try riding a bike or playing basketball in them. The more activity you do while you wear your jeans the more they should stretch out.