About two years ago, I picked up Mauro's phone number and address and went to Denim Bar's DC store to meet the man himself. After getting a lecture on how jeans should look (complete with sketches to demonstrate ratio and proportion, I kid you not) trying on various ideas, he handed me a pair of New Standards for a hundred bucks, right before the prices went up. The fit is really great on me because of my short, stocky Asian frame. Unlike taller and thinner people here, the mid-rise, boxy cut, and slight taper are just perfect for me. (At the time, so was the price.) For example, Mauro thought Nudies RRs would work, but they just looked off. I'm thinking about placing a next order to Mauro one of these days, perhaps not something dry as I can't wear jeans to work and one dry pair is enough for now. Any suggestions as to what fit like New Standards, and what wash? One funny thing about my Denim Bar experience was that a number of washes just couldn't work on me because what were supposed to be the knees ended up on my ankles, practically.