Originally Posted by kilokore
er sorry guys. When I said tapered, I meant that it wouldn't have the flare/bootcut look one would expect from, say diesel zathan or sevens.
I don't know.. the thing is damned too tight.
Will the thigh area stretch out eventually? Also how long will it take for them to lose the cardboard feel so that taking them off doesn't require burning calories?
One more, should I go 30 or 31 even and go for the loose/baggy look?
I'm also contemplating if I should return it altogether.
The thigh will stretch, and the jeans will loosen up if you keep wearing them. However, from the amount of displeasure you seem to have, I would say it probably makes more sense to go up a size. Just one size can make quite a bit of difference in terms of the fit in the thighs, IME.
Or you can return them, of course, though I personally love my RRs (both pairs) and I think you probably would too, if you gave them a little time to break them in.
If you want them noticeably softer and more pliable immediately, btw, you could always soak them in warm water for a while. The water will turn green from the starch/sizing, and they should be *relatively* soft after just a couple hours of wear, once they've dried off. You probably won't be able to return them after this, though.