I can buy a slinky dress or a designer pair of pants, and my boyfriend wouldn't know the difference. Slipped on these shorts, and was met with instant praise-- "Are those new? Those are great looking shorts!". I am 5'10" and about 145 lbs and ordered the small. They fit perfectly. I like the fact that there is no chamois. You can choose whether or not to use a chamois. They ride comfortably and well, and look just as good on single track as they do for post-ride beverages.