Well, that was entertaining. Seriously, though, want some advice from those who have worn the straight fit. New to raw denim but like what I've read about Gustin and the pricepoint was good for this poor academic. My ideal waist is 33.5 on a well fitting pair of pants, so went for the 32 in Gustin (32.5 inch), assuming about 1 inch stretch. Got a pair yesterday (lighter weight denim) and it's fine everywhere except at the crotch. Noticeably snug. Not painful, but just "hmm...don't usually notice that on my other pants". As far as I've read, there is little stretching of the denim in this area? Maybe it's the fact that the jeans are still "starchy"? Is the rule for raw denim that if it is snug at crotch, then opt out because they won't stretch at that point? I'm surprised as I usually take slim fits in 32 khakis/wool trousers (e.g. epaulet/howard yount). Not an issue in those cases. Advice appreciated. A good joke as well (but with advice ).