Yes, Edwin is a reputable brand, I don't think you'd go wrong with them.
For sizing, though, I think that these will be too big for you too. The 28 comes out to almost a 31" waist, if you look at the measurement charts. And because these are also prewashed, they won't shrink significantly, and they'll stretch out some as you wear them, too, even with a belt.
Hmm, still a size issue, hmm? Well, the jeans I'm wearing now are a 31", and they're not too loose with the belt [29" is my preferred waist size, but 30" is good as well], so even if it stretches to a 31" [or even a little more], I should be alright. And with a hot pre-soak [and then thrown in the dryer afterwards], it should shrink them a tiny bit, shouldn't it, even if they've already been pre-shrunk?
If not...I could always sell the jeans to one of my "larger" friends. I'm sure they'd take them off my hands.
I just really like the style of these jeans. I need to make it work somehow! And thanks again for your response. This forum is great for getting help.