I have two pairs of the one-wash RRLs, the boot cuts with a 27" waist and the straight legs with a 26" waist. I usually take a 30" or 31" waist but both fit me pretty well. I've been wearing them for months and they show hardly any wear at all. Best of all, I believe I got both of them for less than $50 total! This was months ago when they were flooding eBay. Great jeans, though, especially for a price that low! Been wearing my RRL slims for 3 weeks and I already have wallet/thigh fading.