Loving my 1.5 month old New Cures, but I'm thinking about starting to save up for a new pair to buy whenever the NC's wear out.
My NC's are 30'd, which should theoretically work well, I'm very active, which has caused them to stretch a ton. I probably could have gone with 29's, or maybe even 28's.
Basically, I'm looking for something that will fit like the sz. 30 NC's from the mid-thighs down (I'd like a 7-7.5 hem), but be more fitted in the crotch/seat/hips, have a lower back (and maybe even front) rise, and have pockets that cause little/no hip flare. In terms of the actual denim, I'd like something I can walk (long distances), bike, play upright bass (weird leg position), and cross my legs in without having to worry about the top block totally losing its shape. I really like the feel of stiff denim. I'm willing to pay up to $300, but could go a bit over that for something really special.