These are my new favorite article of clothing! I normally wear a 29 but sized down to a 28, as recommended. They're definitely fitted but after just a few days of wear are already more comfortable. However, I will probably need to get them hemmed (at 5'7", I have to roll the bottoms several times). The quality is second to none - you can tell how much craftsmanship went into these jeans. An excellent buy it for life purchase.
It’s tough the pull the trigger on $200 jeans but I’m glad I did. The tailoring, quality details, and beautiful material have quickly turned them into my go-to pair. As a side note they advise going down a size which I did not do. We’ll see how it shakes out but these seem true to size to me.
I loved the quality of Raleigh jeans, but had to return them because the waistband was too snug on me. I am a petite female 5'0" 120lbs with slim hips and not much waist definition. The 26's fit great all over, aside from the waist (and length, but I get my jeans hemmed). I have a pair of discontinued straight leg jeans from Raleigh in 26 which fit great. I was sad to send these back.