I did it. I told you I was on the hunt and I wasnt messing around. After searching ebay/second-hand sites for days, I sucked it up and purchased these 7 for all Mankind bell bottom jeans for full price. I got them in the mail on Wednesday and they are all I hoped for and more. They are SUPER flared, like I am channeling 1972, which is totally fine with me because I have always thought that I belonged in that hippie era anyways. My only complaint about them is that they are SO long. This is the first time I can remember that I have found a pair of jeans that were still at least 3 inches too long with 5" heels. Ill just bring to the tailor though and fix that right up. So worth the investment- even if it means I have to eat Ramen noodles for the next month. Will post pics soon.