Today I received the first pair of Emmerson BF jeans that I ordered. I ordered two sizes in different washes.

This pair is the darker wash. There is lots of whiskering on the thighs. Not really where I want to bring attention. The rise is lower than I want and the waist is really large. The jeans fit well everywhere else. A smaller size would fit. I can tell that these jeans would stretch out. Years of experience wearing jeans has made me an expert.
So these are a no.

Since I ordered the jeans Nordstrom has a higher rise Emmerson in a lighter wash. I am considering ordering those.

I also received two ivory Caslon long-sleeved T-shirts. One with a scoop neck and one with a crew neck. LOVE. The material is soft and the fit is great. I ordered a small and they seem true to size. I could have gone done a size but now I don't have to worry about shrinkage. The ivory is a very warm colour. Perfect.

I am thinking of giving up on BF jeans and looking for wide legged jeans. See Seaside jeans.