I may never take these off. Had been looking for an interesting pair of heavier-weight jeans for winter. These seemed to have some distinctive detail and be functional, so knowing I could return easily if they didn't fit, I ordered. Out of the bag, they are AMAZING. Waayyyy more fun than I ever expected. Denim is soft, and thick; cut is incredibly comfortable! Wide waistband sits far enough below navel to lengthen torso, but high enough to cover your butt. LOTS of room thru the seat while somehow not looking baggy and unflattering. And best of all - LOTS of cool, fun hidden pockets and little details that make them really special. I am THRILLED with these! OK, Fit: I can usually take a 28 easily, and sometimes a 27 on a good day. Honestly thought that with the "winter 5#s" these would be too tight, but the 27 was perfect. Altho I'm not a bike commuter (roadie here), I can see that these would indeed be great for that, altho the legs might be a little baggy. They are not skinny-leg. All in all, maybe the coolest jeans I now own (and that's sayin' sumthin)! In.Love.