1) The first thing is that these are called Wrangler *Authentics*. You can not find these on the regular Wrangler site. My guess is that these are made in a different plant than regular Wranglers. 2) I bought these because of the Wrangler name, but also because they had 42 x 28 size, which the regular Wrangler site does not. AND they are not any shorter than the Wrangler 42 x 29. In one case they seemed *longer*!