So with blatant disregard for S&S's motto, I decided to own more better things and did pick up the Ooe Yofukuten collab jeans. I ordered the 35s as a typical 34 trouser/33 denim (depending on the denim), with a measured waist a little over 35. Fit is great. Just snug to button to begin with and already stretching out comfortably.
I'd say these are retro jeans in every possible good way:
13.5 oz denim is a comfortable weight.
Just a little hairy to begin with and a classic...