Reviewed by Andy from New Jersey on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I can't rate these on longevity yet, but I can on first fit. The item description mentions discreetly ingenious bands of elastic. I had no idea what that meant in practice. Now I can tell you. I am somewhere between a 38 and a 40. I ordered the 38 and was surprised to find that the elastic device, which is utterly invisible, provides precisely the amount of flexibility needed to assure a good fit around the waist. Not sure exactly how they did it, but it's a superb innovation. And the pants look sharp. If they turn out to be wrinkle-free as well, that will be a bonus.