If I got a slimmer fitting thigh you'd see the pocket lines. On those jeans in the photo I can get about an inch out if I pull them tight: http://i39.tinypic.com/fwjc7r.jpg That's my entire problem. Also, these are straight cut, and I realize that they're too long but they did NOT seem too loose to me. As a comparison, here's a photo of some old jeans that I wore out: http://i40.tinypic.com/9k5eeo.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2uzp4zn.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/20f3tac.jpg These IMO are the right size in terms of length and fit on the bottom, but the thigh/ass area is WAY too tight. They're basically skin tight on me: http://i40.tinypic.com/5xtlxg.jpg So these jeans are definitely too tight on top (ESPECIALLY in the crotch/thighs) but IMO a good fit on the bottom, whereas the other jeans I posted pics of above were the opposite. That's been my problem in buying jeans my whole life and I'm not sure how to solve it. Haha it's a mirror, but yeah it kind of does.