What are your favorite jeans?

Forgive me if this topic has been discussed in the past...

Background on me: I'm rocking a bit of an hourglass/pear body shape. I find myself always pulling my pants up no matter what size I buy. Jeans with a little stretch are usually better for me.

I'm a pretty active person and stiffer Levi type jeans are not the best for everyday use. I do, however, like the Levi/heels/heeled bootie look for a night out.

Most recently I bought a pair of Joe's jeans size 26. I'm loving them... but I'm not sure they're perfect. I ordered (online) a similar pair of Joe's in a size 26. They didn't fit at all. SO tight. I attribute this to the style and the wash of the denim.

Please share your perfect fit, your absolute favorite jeans. Where and when did you get them? How are they after you wash them? Do you hang them to dry? How long have you had them?

Share your least favorite jeans too! The more info the better.

Do you notice that the fit varies depending on the wash of the denim?

Thank you in advance