Hello everyone. I just purchased a pair of Tellason Jeans, my first pair of raw denim ever. I absolutely love the finish, details, and overall look, but I can't decide if I should go with a waist size of 30 or 31. The 31 is a bit loose around the waist, but the thighs fit perfect. I can squeeze into the 30's (which is what I currently have), but it's very, very uncomfortable to sit down, and I have to really strain to get even my cell phone out of my pocket. I can feel it really tugging against my ass when I go to button up the fly. They're stiff as a board, and I'm told they'll soften up, but I'm afraid that it will stay too snug around the thighs, even with a bit of softening up. Again, this is my first pair of raw jeans, and I want to make sure I'm going with the pair that fits best. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately the boutique I purchased them at in Chicago knew next to nothing about the Jeans (good buyers, bad sales people).