Moo unless the jeans are really too big in the top block I would suggest getting them tapered from the knee down so that the bottom opening is at 15.5" instead of spending that money on crap jeans. Make sure that the tailor uses the inner seam to taper them so that you can keep the selvedge.
I love KMW I've worked with them before (in boulder) doing some of the web design. They're truly GREAT people that offer incredible products which I believe are FAR superior in terms of fabric and construction to most other gringo denim brands like rogue territory, baldwin, tellason etc.
BUT! I think the fit needs reworking. Rocker fit is close to a nice slim taper but could be just a smidge more tapered for my tastes
and the selvedge on the coin pockets is gimmicky and lame.
last sample sale they had I copped their loopwheeled sweatshirt 4 tees and a HEAVYduty canvas MIJ flightbag all for $60
And keep at it with the weight loss! I was at 240 8 years ago now I'm at 185!
I have the Rockers... I have a feeling that if I hemmed them, they would be perfect for right now. As they are, they are either roll-up twice + boots or stacks + boots.