"As most of the other reviewers said, I liked the first version of these that appeared on the web with the extreme distressing and the crochet pockets hanging out the legs. They also are much more of a "mini" short where as the first pair looked baggy and more of a boy short. As stated, the pockets aren't long enough to be seen, unless of course your distressing rips further, then maybe. As another reviewer said "what's the point of having cool pockets if you can't see them?" . The extra fabric raises the price to $68 (as compared to the $58 usually for the shorts). It is weird since you can't even see it especially in the waistband? They fit a lil looser then usual FP shorts but def not enough to size down. They def aren't much looser in the waist, more in the overall body of the short. A positive is that they are soooo soft and comfy. Def have a feel of "vintage" shorts. I am still not sure if I want to keep them. They are really just another pair of black denim shorts. I purchased the Vegan shorts, which have a similar look with the zipper pockets and all. So I may return these, but the comfort is telling me not to! They should totally re issue this with the original idea in mind!! So many people would buy them!"