I am a huge fan of J&C and I have bought several pieces over the years, The quality and cut are always outstanding. I bought these pants on final sale, and because they could not be exchanged, I decided to use their recommended sizing based on measurements, just to be safe. It suggested a size larger than what I usually take. I wish I hadn't, because these pants are made large . I had them altered, but still, the fit is not as perfect had I bought one size down. Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars.