These are my first pair of Ksubis. The wash is slightly different from what the pictures show. The thigh area is actually slightly more washed/worn. You can google for pictures from other websites. I'm usually 23-24 in designer denim and these I got in 24 and they fit true. I'm only 5'1" and 30" inseam is usually good for me with a slight scrunch at the bottom. These don't really have to be altered, but I do have to adjust the leg when I put them on with some tugging up action because they're pretty close fitting and stretchy. They do stretch out a bit after a while, the waist band at least. I think if you're in between sizes you should size down.