Got my first pair of APC last week after all the recommendations here and am wearing it today to my office... Boy, this thing is tight around the hip, especially sitting down. I hope it stretches out like people here say it would They'll stretch, I promise. The big thing with new APC's is just how stiff and rough they are. I recommend soaking them, personally, as it sort of softens them up... they will shrink a little, though, which may be a problem if you've already sized down a few.