These were my first pair of J brand shorts and am very disappointed. The cut is nice and is TTS, but the denim is hard, rough and feels really, really cheap in comparison to my other shorts from Hudson, Paige, True Religion and 7 for All Mankind. It even looks cheap. And because it's so stiff, these shorts don't fall around my hips and butt nicely, but tend to bunch and ride up when I'm walking and sitting down. I expected better quality fabric from this brand. Am not likely to buy any other J Brand items in the future.