I haven't bought new shorts in many years. These fit nice, feel good on the skin. Some people complain the pad is too thin. It is thin but I found it to be miraculously comfortable. Over time, things change, and in this case I feel it was for the better. Pearl has always been my go-to brand for apparel, gloves, etc. Also, I couldn't find these anywhere except on BikeTiresDirect and the price was right.
I like wearing tri shorts because I prefer the thinner chamois. I have a couple of pair of Pearl Izumi shorts and like them, but these last shorts seem to run a little smaller. These are definitely a racer fit.