Yeah I hate the addiction too but what can we do? I think the crazy stitching is really what attracted me to the 8j1. It was different. I really think you would be happy if you pulled the trigger with Darrons. Especially since the thavar look so good on you. I heard someone say that Darrons are wide in the leg but that is not true at all. They are tapered fit but they are considered a slim leg taper. So you would fit great in them, They are hands down my favorite cut and for me the skinnier the better. I think they do a lot to improve the body shape. Darrons are so unique. If you get 8x8 then Id recommend down sizing if you want a real slim fit(like mine). I bought a 28 instead of my normal 29.(i have about a 30" waist). Also be sure to get the 34 inseam if you are taller than 5'9. The darrons inseam will sometimes run shorter than the listed size. I own quote a few darrons and so far thats only the case with the 8x8 but I have heard its that way with more. If you are anywhere from 5'7-5'8 I'd probably get the 32". Also, you can usually tell if the darron runs true to length or runs short by looking at the model wearing it. They are usually 6'2 and wear 31 x 34 so if they are short on the model then they run short and so on.
Darron 8X8 is a great darker wash. The stains may or may not be as pronounced as they are on Diesels site. I mean you have seen my fit pics and the stains are not as pronounced but they are still there. I love them. They are the original jogg jeans to me because they feel EXACTLY like sweatpants when you wear them. Its incredible. Ive never felt anything like them(but then my jogg jeans wont be here until tomorrow).