Originally Posted by emetrowear
Hi, the Zaf's are much tighter cut between the waist and the knee. From the knee down the Zaf's are very flare. The Zaf's flare is about 2'' more than the Zathans flare. The pockets are amazing, and are definatly the most detailed part of the jean. These jeans go well with boots and with steel toe shoes. I just want to say again the the Zaf's are very wide at the bottom and do not look good with regular shoes.
I will have to compare the waist-to-knee measurements of my ZAFs versus my zathans when I get home but I'm sure that the zathans are tighter in that area than the ZAFs. I agree that the ZAFs flare out BELOW the knee more than the zathans. It may also depend a lot on the waist size generally. For instance, just by virtue of the needs of the body shape, the ratio between waist size and leg width is going to vary from a 28" waist zathan to a 36" waist zathan. What I can tell you from my own experience is this:
Trying on zathans in waist size 36, I can tell that the waist would fit if I could actually get the jeans to go over my thighs. BUT! The thigh is so tight that I cant get the jeans to get past about 2/3s of the way up my femur bone. Whereas a waist size 38, while about 2 inches too loose in the waist, fits my legs perfectly.
ZAFs on the other hand fit my leg and waist perfectly in a size 36x34, which is what drew me to conclude that the ZAF is looser in the waist-to-knee area. What's interesting is that this may NOT be the case if one were to compare a 32" waist zathan to a 32" waist ZAF. Try it yourself, I can only tell you what I've experienced.