pipe legs are in! a few observations:
- mauro's right. these things are soft! unbelieveably comfortable
- there's no sheen or excessive stiffness typical of raw stuff
- they are a deep indigo, almost like a rinse
my opinion is that this cut may fit me better than any other pair of jeans i've tried on. it also leads me to realize, judging from the experiences above, that i have skinny-ass legs. they don't feel tight or restrictive in my thighs and even look better than my AJDH, which is now going to be my slumming pair. i got a 32 and i feel like it was the right choice. they're super-snug and it doesn't feel like they're going to stretch much, especially since they're not too tight anywhere. i could have squeezed into a 31, but then it may have looked/felt more like a skinny jean than the slimness i'm getting with the 32. oh well, enough with the words.
(it's kind of nice to have a zipper fly again, too)