Like the previous review stated they are dark. True black and fit VERY well, when it comes to AG jeans I'm all about the Matchbox series as they are well crafted and perfect for my 6'/165 lbs slim frame. I usually go with a waist size 30/31 in skinny/slim fit jeans and this is true for the Matchbox. They're perfect fit and stretch and good with low cut shoes. If you're considering these, go with your gut feeling and BUY them! Hope this helps!
I owned 8 pairs of Protege and love thoese jeans. I wanted to try something new and latest style which is tight or slim straight fit so that I purchased these pair such as Matchbox.I usually wear 36" for Protege and purchased same size for Matchbox.About size, waist and hip are same fit as Protege and other AG jeans (including Geffen fit.)However thigh, calf and hem is very slim for me, kind of muscular body type.Also length is extremely long for size 36" (APPROX. 36" to 37" length for size 36".)I personally think this looks so nice and cool even though these fit so thight.This color is also very black and is hard to fade (it looks.)Hopefully this helps someone who consider these jeans. Thanks.