I had been looking at these jeans since they came out, but I have so many pair of jeans it was hard to justify buying them. However, I am height challenged lol and I knew the stripe up the side would make me look a bit taller, so I kept going back to them. I finally bought them and absolutely LOVE them. I wore them the next day which I rarely do because I was so excited! They are comfortable, trendy and just perfect! So glad I broke down!