I wasn't a fan of it neither honestly, Denim is supposedly 16oz but it feels much lighter, maybe a loose weave or something. I much prefer the Japanese stuff. Also no hidden rivets and construction isn't as nice as older jeans imo. They fit about the same as my low straights when I tried them on
Website pics show hidden rivets. I don't have a whole lot of experience with cone denim, but the times I've handled it the fabric was definitely softer and less substantial than the Japanese stuff. Not to say it's better or worse, but definitely different and a thing of its own.
I'm waiting on some fit pics and measurements of these. Is the rise the same as straight leg model?