I have a pair of the Smith's, but honestly I don't wear them too much. I'm a 32 in the rivet chinos and trousers and was told to go with a 32 for their jeans but I really, really wish I had sized down. Much too baggy for me to wear. However, I can say the cut, construction, and materials appear to be top notch. I'd just personally recommend sizing down 1.
I am looking at getting a new pair of jeans since my APC NS are now too big and am looking at the Smiths. I take a 34 in the chinos which fit good but I think I could probably go down a size in the Smiths. My only concerns are:
- the thighs (will they stretch, or will they be too tight)
- the waist (same as above)
- washing process (I know they will shrink in the waist bust should wash before wearing or wait for 6 months to 25 years?)