A slight taper is really all you'll ever need. A full taper and you're in the '70s. No taper and you're in a pair of pants you'll need scissors to get out of. The Union Slim is fitted through the hip and thigh and lightly tapered from the knee down. They're the style you imagine when you remember your favorite pair of pants, the one you wish you were wearing right now. Put plainly: if you were wearing these, you'd look pretty damn great.