I have been buying these pants for years and love them. I did not buy them one year when the leg was made wider. I didn't like it too wide, but just bought a pair where the leg was not as wide - the same as it was in the many prior years I've been buying them.
I just bought 4 pairs in medium and they are a full size too big for my 40 inch hips and 31 inch waist. Shall I size down or wait until I wash them. I'd hate to size down and then find they are too small.
I don't put them in the dryer. I line dry them and have never had them shrink.