I had traditionally worn the Elysian slim straight jeans, but after the material for the waistband was changed to be as stretchy as the jeans themselves I found they would start slipping down my waist requiring me to constantly pull them up. Going down in size didn't stop that either. Unfortunately, they made them to be like wearing leggings that require a button and zipper! Unless Eddie Bauer changes those back to how they were made a couple of years ago I'm stuck with the "boyfriend" style. I miss wearing them, but because Eddie Bauer typically makes quality products and stands behind them, I went with this style for now. The material is thinner and makes them comfortable to wear in the summer heat. Most don't wear jeans in the summer, I realize that, but I'm not as fond of mosquitos as they are of me :) which is why I said something about them being comfortable in the southern US steamy heat!!