Just a heads up on two things.
1) When they say "relaxed" they mean LOTS of room and NOT even close to a slim fit. If you like 'em large all around then these are for you.
2) I am a dead ringer for a 30" waste but the Union's 30" was more like a 31" -32".
I bought both the black and the khaki and the same went for both. Therefore I returned them because I go for a slimmer fitting short. Nothing against Element - it was simply a personal preference.