The selvage would be dope, but the the tailors stitch on the side seam ads a really nice detail. The fabric is still the same quality. I'd say if you can, stop by Craft or AmRag and take a closer look at them.
Karl, The Stanton jeans have a wider leg opening than the Standard issue, correct? Just double checking, since seems like the Standard looks to be more relaxed and in the pic appears to have a wider hem.