I ordered the java brown, as the walnut was discontinued for some reason. Java Brown does NOT equal brown. It's dark purple, maybe a burgundy. These are one of the only pairs of cords I have found that fit great and are of great quality, but why would you discontinue brown and bring in a purple? If I wanted hipster colors I'd order every other pair of cords out there that only come in skinny cuts and weird colors. Like I said, the quality is still great, as is the fit. I might just try another color, but the Purple is getting sent back. I'd give four or five stars on quality and fit, but I feel misled and am definitely disappointed that I purchased a purple in disguise when I really needed a brown pair of good cords.
These cords will definitely be keeping me warm on cold nights by the campfire. Love the quality of all Patagonia clothes, last forever. Fit is dead on so if you like a roomier style go a size bigger, if you like the no belt style order your size.