I bought these for my partner who typically wears bottoms with a 32" waist. These however, were very roomy not only in the waist, but in the thighs. They also come a bit longer than we were hoping for. Overall, these run quite large. It seems as though they are designed for someone with long, muscular legs. The fabric and color, though, is incredible. The terracotta looks great and the feel of the fabric is ALMOST like linen, but not quite. I would buy a pair of shorts in that color and fabric again if the fit was more true to size and the inseam was 9".
Shorts that read as understated dress pants. Matte texture and minimalist pockets give a sophisticated edge, overall very flexible as to what shirts match. But the drawstring and breathable fabric make these worthy of long summer days. Excellent quality, not flimsy gym-shorts, but more jeans-like in standard.