The waist band fasteners are possibly loose on one side. I assume that is what the bones are for, to tie the leather strips to the bones to secure the fit. I tried to step into these pants and could not get them past my bottom.They are designed for a slim woman or skinny man, in my opinion. Measurements are taken laying flat. The pant length from the top of the waist to the bottom of the leg is a little longer than 42" (the pant legs are rough at the end so the measurement is approximate)the inseam measures 31" to 32", approximatethe waist measures 16" flat, approximately 32" circumferencethe rise measures 11"the thighs measure 9" flat, that is 18" circumference, approximatethere is little room for a full buttocks, you may want to consider this. The hips measure 18" to 19" flat, approximately 36 circumference i recommend your measurements are a little shy of these measurements if you want a comfortable fit.