I have like the same problem too. It sucks, haha. I just had to sell a pair of N&F cuz they were too tight in the calves, and the jeans were hugging my legs in that area. Looked fucking awful. So, I was wondering if APCs and jeans in general stretch out in the calves at all? And what cut/size should I get? I'm like 29 waist but my calves are like 16"... and I'm kinda short like 5"7. yeah, i went out to macys the other day and looked at levis 511's with my tapemeasure, i can go as low as 7.75" across on the calf, any smaller and they get skinny-jeans looking in the calf. with 16" calfs, you might be best off with the rescues, but i dont think they make a size smaller than 28. I've got some 28 new standards coming my way, i'll make sure to post pictures and give my impressions when i get them. I like a tight fit in the thighs, but not in the calf, if these dont work out i'll either have to go to rescues, or i'll have to give up on APC's and look for something else.