The is my first pair of high end bike shorts, I can immediately tell the difference between these and my cheap pearl izumis. I'm a bit of an odd size, size 32 waist and 6'4, I went with the larges and they fit fine. The chamois is great, its padded enough but doesnt feel like Ive got a load in my pants. Very comfortable shorts, my only complaint, and I dont know how else to put this, but standing out of the saddle, the boys get a little pinched and I think its due to the chamois design. Im hoping this goes away with wear and stretching, but hey everyones anatomy is different. This wouldnt sway me away from buying these shorts, but just a heads up. They look sweet too, not flashy but a step up from the plain black. Would buy Hincapie products again, these shorts are great.