Gosh, these are really stretchy (they are like a gym stretch pant)! Said that, they are increadibly comfy. Quite thin, but I live in a country were winter is quite warm. I haven't really gotten used to the pockets yet (first time I buy hudson) but I think I love them. I am between sizes, and took my smaller size in these. Since I haven't worn them yet, I can't tell you if they "stretch out". I also ordered the BC in Elm (in the same size) and these are a little higher in the waist. I normally wear low-waist jeans, but I am not sure what to do with the BC in Elm, because they are really low. The inseam on this pair (size 25) is 33.9". Anyway, all my jeans are blue or black, so these are a great change!