Those don't look painfully tapered. Did you get them hemmed, or are you tall?
No hem. I'm 6'2", and a 34" inseam. The taper starts higher, a bit above the knee. They still hug my lower thigh and knee. I'm hoping they'll stretch a bit more there. The taper below the knee is not too drastic, and works pretty well. I'd prefer a slightly larger cuff openings, but they work well with kicks, and my Wolverine 1K Whitepine.