Haha, these are a little low-rise but not that bad - they are the rigid Japanese denim. I had some 1 wash slims from about 3 years ago that were perfect but I've pretty much worn through them. These really do get better with wear too - the ass is stretching out nicely. I gave them an initial hot soak and hot wash and after that they were pretty tight. They are pretty much spot on now though (about 20 wears later).