I purchased the J Brand Houlihan skinny cargos a few years ago and they are great quality. These ones are not. The fabric does not hold its shape well with wear. In addition, I find that the fabric has a strange, chemical-like odour that gets worse as I wear them. I have washed them several times and that has not improved. I normally take a 28 in all J Brand jeans and cargos, but these are definitely snug, even with the fabric getting saggy. They are an odd fit. I would go up a size. Definitely not the high quality that I have come to expect of J Brand.