My mother-in-law had given me an old pair of Lee elastic side jeans and they ran a size large. From that I knew how to oder. Now that I have put on retirement weight I needed a bigger size. These jeans fit perfectly.
These jeans were much better before they revamped the sizing. They run rather large now. Also the denim is thinner and fades in the wash. I will continue to buy them because I love the side elastic waist, but I do wish Lee hadn't felt the need to change what was already very good.
Although the sizing and shape is excellent, I would like these jeans even better if the denim was not quite so stiff and heavy. When I was out in the cold, the seams chaffed my legs. Otherwise, this is a good choice.
I have been buying these jeans for years and I love them. I have not found any other jeans that feel so comfortable whether I am working or playing. They last well, too, since I use them hard. I am very disappointed that I can't find them in stores anymore so I am grateful that I can still buy them here on-line. I highly recommend these jeans to anyone who is looking for a jean that fits well at the waist but is roomy and comfortable in the seat and thigh.