so purchased a pair of those $9.90 relaxed twill shorts. excellent quality and fit for such a cheap price, you can't beat it. my only complaint is that I ordered a small with the measurements of the chino shorts in mind (31.5 waist) but these have a 28.5 waist. fits a little tight as I have a 31 waist, so going to exchange them for a medium which also has a 31 waist. its not visible in the website photos, but these shorts also have the lace inside the waistband you can tie for a better fit.
As in how is the material different?
Also, how is the fit. I am looking for something slim but definitely not skinny.