Man, I thought these were perfect. Love the light distressing and color and comfort but found that the waist stretch out a bit after wearing for a few hours and I end up having to tug them up all the time. They still look great as long as I keep them pulled up. I'll probably add an extra button to try to tighten the waist and hopefully, that will help.
I should have kept the almost too tight pair instead but the coloring was different and not as nice. Customer service explained that the jeans are 'handcrafted' so that explains why the coloring was different. Anyways, I guess the sizing issue was on me so I'll see how the jeans hold up and decide later if I place a new order.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend