Received my BlueXBlack over the weekend. First pair of Gustins. Wearing them now (denim is biz-appropriate in Denver). Size 34 Slim.
Here's what I measured BiG style prior to wearing:
Waist: 33 (yup)
Front Rise: 10.5
Back Rise: 14
For reference, over the past 2 years I've been wearing LVC 47 and 54 (33W 34L), LMC Tack Slims (4 pairs, 33 or 34W with 34L) with some other random denim in there (Levi's Hesher and 511, Simon Spurr Pipe Fit, 501 STF, Neuw Iggy Skinny). Size-wise, I'm just shy of 6ft and about 185lbs.
The waist was tighter than expected. After my order was placed, I became concerned that I should have gone with 33 in case they would arrive oversize. I lucked out in that they were undersized from the online measurements. I buttoned them up with a little more effort than I'm used to (they did button up tho!), but frankly I think they will stretch right about where my other denims reside (35+/-).
Rise was accurate, a bit lower than my preference, but not concerning. I know that low rise is less comfortable, but maybe more flattering, for me personally. I did appreciate that the pocket bags were larger than some of my other low rise jeans.
Craftsmanship was excellent. These should wear well and be worn often. I thought I would prefer a tonal stitch on these, but after wearing, I really like the contrast stitch. The red stitch at the hem is an unique Gustin touch that I also really like. Points for the extra inseam length on the 34's (part of my deciding factors), cuff and stacks unite!
Were they worth what I paid? I'm very happy with the product at the price point. Bravo, Gustin!