I am similar to you, I have a 31 inch waist and 24 inches thighs. Initially I thought skinny would look weird on me, but after buying pants/shorts/jeans on the slim side, I've realized it looks way better than fuller cuts unless you are going for the Yohji look.
Hm alright, thanks for the advice! Next time I buy jeans I'll go for something on the slim side and give it a try. Since you're built close to me(32 wait, 25 inch thigh), any recommendation on a raw denim less than $200 that fits you well?
I started with APC NS, but I didn't size down that much. I ended up only down 1, and they stretched out comfortably. If you can find KMW on sale, 1980 fits pretty spot on. Remember jeans or all cotton materials stretch, so if they seem to fit tight/slim initially, they'll stretch out a bit to accommodate.
How tall are you if you don't mind me asking. I am on the short side relative speaking, and I found that sagging makes me looks even shorter.
I think 171 cm, just make sure you only sag stuff that simply won't fit if you wear it normally. Like those 3sixteens in my last fit are skin tight on the thighs if I wear normally but I drop them to just barely above my ass and it gets a nice fit. If I sagged 501s like that then it'd look pretty comical.