first pair, I did not size down(direct from Raleigh). Stiff, obviously to start, but they break in to each persons routine. My first pair are now like butter, but a little too loose. Second pair (Mass/Raleigh)from Massdrop, I sized down to a 31. Definitely snug, almost like Kramer when he tries jeans on Seinfeld. But, once broken in I have no doubt they will be the best fitting/feeling jeans.
Would recommend to a friend.