I wasn't sure about the colour when I placed my order as it looked quite brown on the studio model. So I was pleasantly surprised to find it more like dark olive, a kind of colour you'd normally find in men's trousers. The main photo on the beach and the last close-up photo of the zip fly are showing the exact colour. The description says 'mid-rise' but I'd say these are high waisted which I wasn't expecting but it makes the trousers more comfortable to wear. I'm in between size 27 and 28 and the 28 is spot on. Actually it's a bit tight on the waist for me because of their highwaisted design. But it would be a nice incentive to shed a couple of inches off my waistline! Also, these trousers make me look slim somehow...maybe due to the dark colour and high waisted style. Very comfortable to wear with 5% Spandex. Good length for my 5'7" height. I feel a bit like a forest ranger! :-) Highly recommended!