Jeans, let alone shorts, are a very hard and personal thing to shop for. I have had the same pair from Abercrombie for 5 years that I still love but wanted to upgrade my closet this year and found these that I am SO excited about. I am one to splurge on denim when I find something I love because premium brands last for years and you can wear them soooo often they are worth the money. These Agolde cut offs are awesome, I have the shorter ones, but they come in a longer length as well! True to size, but they don't have a lot of stretch so if you want them to be roomier you could size up!