I totally love these jeans! But I recommended in an earlier review that you size down 1 size. I think I was wrong. They really run true to size. They may stretch a bit but not more than a half-inch at the most. I haven't ever washed or soaked my jeans (and I have several pairs) but I don't think that would make a difference. My advice: buy these jeans ... and buy them in your actual size.
Scott M. Donahue
These are the most awesome jeans on the face of the planet! The fit is snug but not too tight. Buy one size down because they will stretch. At first, you'll think they're way too tight, but just keep wearing them and they'll stretch to fit your body. The tapered leg is not skinny, so no worries there. The fit in the crotch and butt is perfect. These jeans show off your body without being too showy. I love the way the back pockets sit right on the butt cheeks. And the stitching is fantastic ... a nice contrast to the indigo. I would like deeper front pockets ... but that's a small issue compared to the overall awesome-ness of these jeans.