I can not even tell you how long have I been searching for Levi's shorts! But now just in time for summer I found them and they fit like a glove. Actually I don't really understand the sizing of vintage Levi's. A month ago I got a pair of Levi's 501 and on the label they were larger in waist but in reality they were smaller than my first Levi's jeans! I got these shorts in the same size as my first pair and they are good. I swear by Ebay when searching for them. They are pretty hip right now so a lot of people is selling them.