I love the cut of the Hudson's signature boot but usually I find that Hudson's denim stretches so much that by the end of the day my pants look huge. I had read (at another sight) that reviewers of signature boot (cut) in Elm felt that they ran small and the fabric was far less stretchy than what Hudson normally uses. I ordered my usual size, 27. They were pretty tight and they didn't appear as though they would stretch out. I think had I ordered a 28 they would have been fine. I considered exchanging them but I decided that I like lighter denim more and, I think I prefer the super-stretchy denim Hudson sometime's uses.