Double RL Raw Selvedge denim for the girlfriend. modern cut(8'' rise hip hugging slim bootcut)(!) unlike the japanese jeans I've seen. A runner up was denimbirds, but the RRL won out on pocket stitching. The dragonfly thing is girly on men but not bad on women, I suppose.
It's funny, she used to always make fun of the shit I go through when I buy new raw jeans, (the cold soak, tumble drying for precisely 21 minutes, wearing the jean while slightly damp to stretch out the top block+knees, waiting for BiG to open its doors early in the morning so I can get my jeans hemmed while they aren't busy, wearing them when they're still tight pre-stretch, pushing my stacks down until they're set, etc.,) but now, she's going through all of it herself. At least the fact that the denim was sanforized[?](~1-1.5 inch shrink after cold soak + tumble, but salesman said not sanforized) saved some possible mishaps.
She made fun of my 5eps for not having a selvedge coinpocket. Hidden rivets > selvedge pocket. :'(
Related: can anyone speak of the denim fabric quality of double RLs? Construction looks decent. Indigo retention seen in other threads is a plus.