Thanks for the features roundup, Brian. My RB2 trouser jeans (not selvage), which are my current favorite jeans, are slightly different:
black inner waistband and hanging loops
no braces buttons
no fancy logo'd rivets
no "handmade in North Carolina" waistband tag. It does say "made in USA" on the washing directions label inside
And the slanted buttonholes in the fly do a pretty good job of keeping the buttons in place. Quick question though: how many R&B jeans have...