I took a chance ordering these online. I wanted a pair of black jeans to replace a previous black pair of jeans I bought from Reitmans, which are pilling / wearing thin after a year and a half. They are the third pair of jeans from Reitmans to do that, and I wanted to find a pair without polyester, since the material does not seem to stand the test of time. These are mostly cotton with very little stretch, and the rigid fabric texture reflects that. If you want a soft pair of jeans, I would not recommend. However, I'm hoping the fabric in these will be more durable. The fit is interesting. If you like a little more room in the waist, I'd recommend sizing up a size. It is very fitted at the waist, and if you aren't moving around a lot, you won't need a belt, but I recommend a belt if you are moving around a lot, as the high waist can roll downwards, especially if you wear a phone in your jeans pocket. I agree with other reviewers the leg shape is different. I am a triangle shape, and they are fitted to the knee, flare out slightly, then taper in slightly towards the bottom. So far, this cut works with ankle length boots, worn underneath the jeans. I am happy they are the first pair of jeans, in a long time, that I don't have to cuff. The inseam length is perfect. I am 5 feet 0 in. and own them in the petite length.