I've been wanting a pair forever, but never had luck with sizing/styles. I found a pair by TR but they are a bit big in the thigh area and I don't think going down a size will help as the thigh area will still be roomier than my hips. I think it's because these jeans had 2% spandex/ elastine instead of the usual 1% I get. So, anywho, I am on a hunt for black denims again. I'd love to hear your recommendations w/ suggestions on sizing (up or down). BTW, I'm usually 25 or 26 in TR (1% spandex - I wear 25 tight and 26 more roomier fit). TIA!