Eternal 811 are not really modern fitting at all. They're a vintage (66' slimmed down repro) fit, and most people looking for a modern, slimmish fit from them will be disappointed. Sizing down 1 more would really not have helped very much. If you want a more modern fit, get something from flathead, the denim is similar in quite a few of its qualities, while the fit is better (in my opinion). But, eternal does have the best vertical construction around, and the general construction and durability are also superior.
overall i was def. impressed in the quality. I knew that eternals were based off that cut, they def at a different feel at the waist. But i did spend time on researching the sizing and after tech posted his fit i was convinced.
I actually do semi like the fit except i think theyre stiff at the top and the rise keeps comin up like i got a boner or something so im seeing how these are when they settle down a bit.