I decided that my RRDS just stretched a bit too much, and I didn't love how they sat at the waist. Fortunately, they fit a friend perfectly, and without even having to mention price, he just offered to buy me a pair in another size in trade . Now, however, comes the challenge of deciding what size to buy. My others were a 32 waist, so I have to decide whether to go 31 or 30. I went to a store today and tried the 31, which fit nice and tight, but still closed. There was no 30 in RRDS, but I also tried a 30 and 31 in RRDG. So far, it seems that when put on for the first time, RRDG feels about 1 size smaller than RRDS. I couldn't even really close a RRDG 31, and no prayer of closing the 30. So, the question is, do I buy the smallest size that closes (31) or the largest size that doesn't (30)? I like my jeans fitted, but not painted-on tight, and just want to avoid the waist slipping down behind my belt and the bunching up in the crotch I started getting on the 32. And again, I will be washing these within two weeks to avoid fading.