I may never take these off. Had been looking for an interesting pair of heavier-weight jeans for winter. These seemed to have some distinctive detail and be functional, so knowing I could return easily if they didn't fit, I ordered. Out of the bag, they are AMAZING. Waayyyy more fun than I ever expected. Denim is soft, and thick; cut is incredibly comfortable! Wide waistband sits far enough below navel to lengthen torso, but high enough to cover your butt. LOTS of room thru the seat while somehow not looking baggy and unflattering. And best of all - LOTS of cool, fun hidden pockets and little details that make them really special. I am THRILLED with these! OK, Fit: I can usually take a 28 easily, and sometimes a 27 on a good day. Honestly thought that with the "winter 5#s" these would be too tight, but the 27 was perfect. Altho I'm not a bike commuter (roadie here), I can see that these would indeed be great for that, altho the legs might be a little baggy. They are not skinny-leg. All in all, maybe the coolest jeans I now own (and that's sayin' sumthin)! In.Love.
This is an AWESOME jersey. Fabulous material & fabulous features; beautiful cut as only the Italians seem to be able to do; perfect length front & back; very comfortable on the bike. (I judge nice bike clothing by how little I need to "adjust" it when I have to come to a stop. Good clothes just work with little to no tugging.) The FIT is definitely Euro. If you want a boxy loose American cut, order up or order something else. If you want form-fit to your hard-earned bod, go for your regular size. I'm 5'7", 125#s, with decent muscle tone, a waist, & boobs, and I LOVE a Medium. Similar sizing to Castelli - if that helps. Re the previous Armhole Comment:: The armholes ARE a bit close, but not uncomfortable for me. If they were any closer, they might not work. But my arms/shoulders are not skinny. Over all, I love this jersey and will get MANY miles from it. And BTW, I wanted a red jersey, and the color is pure, beautiful RED. (Had ordered another brand in red and it turned out mostly orange. Returned. THIS was the jersey I'd wanted anyway, so I sprang for it, and would do so again.) Pure Italian Beauty & Quality. :o)