Yes they are. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/20/news/economy/median-income/index.html?hpt=hp_t2Thanks Obama!I think these are positive changes. I've never liked the blue rivet and the esposed selvedge on the coin pocket always felt gimmicky to me.
Looks out of the channel to me. I never said it would affect the wear and I never even said I'd return this pair if I bought them. My "sole" point (see what I did there) is that if I were the dude taking photos for the website I would have chosen another pair to take a picture of.