I bought these jeans because I’m fairly short (5’3”) and as these were cropped I figured they would fit just right. They do! I bought the 34 size as I like a looser fit, and I would say they are a very comfortable, not slim fitting 16 for those of us with pear shaped bodies. The cotton is thick, making these more cool weather jeans (the linen drawstring trousers from this season are brilliant for hot days...) and when it’s really cold I’ll layer them with merino. So far they are water resistant in a mild downpour—they bead up. I have washed them with little shrinkage and I used cold water and line dried as they are water resistant and I don’t think hot washing or drying would be good for that. Highly recommended as all around great jeans.