Hi, Jay. I haven't bought any of their recent stuff, but I have handled them. Apologies in advance for not having more details re: denim. I have a pair of their first run using the black seed denim (pics in this thread). I would say that their newer stuff construction-wise is more "tight". Not saying my pair is sloppy or made poorly, but similar to my OG ROY jeans, the overall construction seems to be better with successive generations. As for the denim itself, it's been a half a year since last I visited them. But the last time I was there Victor showed me several rolls of denim they were preparing for the fall, all of which was pretty fantastic. There was some deadstock Cone he was setting aside for a contest that still has yet to happen, but they have such a close and supportive relationship with Cone, it's hard to imagine them using anything less than the best from the White Oak collection (of course, that's dependent on the designer's subjective opinion). The only thing that seems to be the deal-breaker with denim nerds is the back pocket design. Most of the ladies I know don't mind, but the dudes are the hardest to win over. If you don't mind me asking, what's the vibe been like in the NW for RD? I know Blake carries 'em, but other than that there aren't many (if any) others, right?