Since this thread has died, here's some comparison pictures. Jeans worn for around a month total, but have not been worn very "hard". They are still pretty stiff in some places actually, but some lighter blues are starting to come out in the knees and crotch area.
I've got a pair, probably have about 3 mos of wear on them, no wash yet. not too much fading, as i don't do that much more than sit in my chair all day, and walk around a bit. i like the cut and denim on these a lot, and the construction is top notch with the exception of some very early crotch blowout. i think the crotch is constructed in such a way that way more pressure is put on the fabric when you're sitting then with most other jeans. that being said, i also feel like the way the crotch is designed kind of makes your legs look longer...so it's a trade off i guess. denim is very smooth, not slubby at all. a nice super dark indigo, nearly black.
here's some terrible pics i just snapped with my phone.