I just received these and put them on. The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag was the smell. It's bad. Whatever the denim is coated in is putrid. They are also SO stiff (because of the coating) and no stretch. I love the color and quality and would like the fit better if there was some give. They're so stiff I can hardly bend my knees. I'm a 27 in J Brands, COH, 7s, but could have used a 28 in these. Going to sit in them for a while and see if they "break in"!