These jeans fit my athletic husband perfectly! He got them for father's day and has been wearing them all the time since.
5'9", 165lb medium build/cyclist. Bought 32 waist. Haven't found pants that fit both waist AND thighs in at least 10 years. I could've gone smaller. These are form fitting enough in the seat/waist to look good and just loose enough on thigh that I can functionally move. The stretch helps as well. I bought Barbell at the same time and the Fran Denim fit much better so I sent the Barbell jeans back.
I bought a couple pair of these on a recommendation from jujimufu's book in hopes that I could do more mobility stretching throughout the day. I'm always nervous buying clothing online, but I'm really glad I took the leap. These are the best fitting jeans I have ever owned - absolutely fantastic. They fit so well that the high price tag just sort of melts away in my mind. I am 6'3" and 228 lbs with a decent amount of muscle and about 14% body fat. I purchased the 36x34 size and they are perfect. Besides the great fit, they do indeed offer added mobility over standard jeans. They stretch and don't inhibit my movements much at all. And I love the tag on the back. Will definitely buy again.
Order a first pair, 32w x 34l. A little snug, but not uncomfortable. Took a chance and ordered another pair,(thought about 33w, but didn’t). Actually wore the first pair, and got used to them. Glad I stayed with 32w. Happy with them so far.
I’m 5-10, 225, And went with 32w/34L