Yeah, its pretty crazy the ammount of buzz some threads create. I think there must be a lot of lurkers that just come here for the sales. A prime example is when I mentioned the Yoko Devereaux sample sale and they recieved the most business they had ever had since opening the store. I can attest to that; I joined some time back but I usually just lurk here to check out sales and catch the latest buzz in the denim world. In any case, I bought the bootcuts in size 32, and I usually buy my jeans in size 31, so there's a good chance I may (regretfully) end up flipping them. I can wear 32 in many brands (for a while I only bought size 32 when I liked a little room in the waist,) but I am a little worried having read on here about the sizing of 5ep. Oddly, when I measured my waist (at least where I think my waist is ) with a tape measure, I am 34 inches, so maybe I stand a chance.