You should probably head down to the APC store and try some on. If you're really that skinny, you may want the New Standard, but might also be happy with the Petit Standard (a bit lower/slimmer). I happen to think this is the best going-out jean they do, and I think the material probably will stay in "dressier" shape longer because they aren't all cotton: http://uscheckout.apc.fr/browse.cfm/...tpiece=4%2C326 FYI, the NS is available in the same color, I just got a pair. The APC site has them at $240 and says they're 100% cotton, though the APC store and Barney's (BM & online) have them at $200 in the cotton polyurethane blend. I have that version.