I have quite a few pairs of pants from TS. This was my first straight fit 5 pocket version and I have since ordered one more. Most of the other pants are slim fit 5 pocket chinos, cords and denim as well as few pairs of the selvedge chinos. I like both fits actually. The slim fits look great with chukka or chelsea boots and the straight fit looks better over Jordans or other high top sneakers...I just like how they drape better than that skinny jean and sneaker look the younger guys are doing. Both seem to look good with loafers. Anyway, just my 2 cents but the difference in fit is marginal. A little roomier in the thigh and not as snug in the calf. Also the ankle opening is probably an inch bigger overall. Stretch and feel on all TS gear is top notch. For reference I'm 5'7", 155 lbs and in good shape. I wear 30x30 in almost all of them.