I have the older Hammies (v1.0) and the new Hammies are so much better! The wale is finer than the older version, it has stretch in comparison to the older Hammies and definitely hugs the curves. It also fits me better in the thighs than the older ones did. Old Hammies were 100% cotton. I originally purchased the 26 (because that was what I had) and based on the size chart with a size 34 hip I thought I was size 26. When I got them, I realized I should have sized down to 24. Morgan was such a great help with the exchange! Can’t wait to wear these out!!