"Like the other reviewer, I liked the first version of these that appeared on the web with the extreme distressing and the crochet pockets hanging out the legs. The new version is nothing special. As noted, the pockets aren't long enough to be seen. (Seriously, what's the point of having cool pockets if you can't see them? That seems like a waste of fabric. There's also crochet on the waist... weird.) Okay, so I tried these on, and I'm actually a fan of the fit, but that's because I have a long torso, so these sit on my hips. I didn't get them though, because frankly, they're just another pair of black denim shorts. You can get these anywhere, and lots of people will have them. Maybe if I felt like doing a lot of distressing myself, and somehow figuring out a way to get the pockets to hang out... But that seems like a lot of effort. Size wise, the fit is the same as the cut off denim shorts. They run about 1 size large."