I wanted to size down based on mixed reviews but 26 was sold out & I opted in for 27, my regular size in CE. It was indeed a blessing in disguise as the hybrid slouchy + skinny cut fits me superbly - it is slouchy without being baggy (no excess material at the hip) plus the gradual narrowing towards the ankle gives it a streamlined look. I'm mostly always in skinnies and am so pleased to discover the comfort of this style. Higher recommends. If you are thinking to size down, note you may not achieve the slouchy look this is meant to be.
Definitely my favorite pair of current/elliott jeans yet. The color and distressing are subtle but so nice, and the new style is just perfect. I bought my true size, 24, and they fit me like the model. If I had bought a size smaller I think the full slouchy effect would have been lost and my legs probably wouldn't have fit (not quite as stretchy as the 99% cotton pairs).