Two years ago, I received a pair of khaki shorts for my birthday and they fit.
This past Sunday, I received another pair of khaki shorts (same brand) for my birthday in the same size, and they don't fit. Not even close.
Over the past year or so, I've had a number of conversations with my boss, whose stated repeatedly that with sketchy quality control in the far East, it is his believe that the Chinese and Indians are skimping on the material. Saving a few inches of material on each of the millions of pairs of shorts that are produced can save thousands of dollars. Now consider the problems with toxins in the milk and lead in the toys coming from China, and this theory makes a lot of sense.
Lord knows, I can't think of any other reason these shorts don't fit.