Does anyone know if CM changed their fits? I bought a pair over a year ago and the tag says they are Regular fit, but the online stores' images seem to show that the Autobahns look how my Regulars fit me.
Is it possible that they added the Autobahn fit - in between Regular and Slim - and make Regular a little wider in the leg?
I found the answer to my own question on tobi.com:
The Regular fit is tapered closer below the knee, and the Autobahns are straight leg all the way down. That was a little confusing since it says "Regular straight leg" and "Autobahn straight leg" even though the Regulars aren't straight all the way down.
So regular is still what i want
Re: fit and stretch - I'm not a huge denim head, so i just wash my jeans regular, in the wash, like any other pants. (I know - ) The stretch seems to work with me. They're a little snug right out of the washer (so i don't need a belt), then loosen up within a couple days.
As for sizing - I have heard that CMs are very irregular, which is a little frustrating, but I'm sure that's part of how they can keep them so Cheap. I got my exact size and they worked out fine. If you're going thru an online store, I'd say make sure they have a return/exchange policy, so you can send em back if the waist is way off.
And finally, fading. Washing machine or not, these jeans have faded a bit all over, but not much where my wallet lives, etc. CM does have some RAW jeans i believe, and you might have better luck with those, but this is where my knowledge ends.