The major disadvantage is the pockets, not the hardware , and the fact that the zipper doesn't go down far enough. A stick of lipstick is the most women ever carry in their pockets, no keys, no wallet, no cell phone, and no comb. I've not notice that much of a difference in the room for the hardware between kiton and these jeans. I have yet to meet a woman who could care less about kiton jeans (in fact who could care less about anything we discuss on styleforum) , but let them know that you're wearing women's jeans then they get totally facinated about this incredible fashion discovery you've made, and i've milked that for all its worth.
I am trying to emphasize my new lean look as much as possible because I am dealing with a major age handicap, so I think a firm looking butt helps (thats what they said in Sleepless in Seattle), but I suspect that men's skinny jeans would work as well, but I don't know, and these things were $30 (less than the shipping on my last pair of kitons). This whole topic has been beat to death in the past in the streetware/denim section, with nothing actually being decided. In the San Francisco Bay Area, being a cross-dresser probably puts you into a protected class, and you'll make your employer's diversity officer really happy, all for a pair of jeans with too-small pockets.
Tonight, I ditched the diva jeans for my purple kiton jeans, but its unclear that it made much difference.