For the record... These are made in the US from Cone Mills raw selvedge. (yellow line, sanforized, 12.5oz i believe) and have very flattering fits for both men and women alike. Also, they easily DESTROY N&F or Nudies in terms of fit, fabric and construction. The mentions of the pocket being half way down the ass is pertaining to the drop yoke model called the '77. The other mens cuts are The Reed (classic straight leg, though fairly slim) and The Henley (true skinny jeans). They all have a fairly low rise (under 9" for my size 28) but they fit like a dream and crock like no other. Seriously, the fading properties on these easily give my Eternal 811's a run for their money. There's an upcoming batch that will be cut from raw Kurabo denim as well, which I'm eagerly anticipating. The triple felled stitching is one of the great details on them, as well as the lone white contrast rivet exposed on the back right pocket and really, REALLY nice veg tanned thick leather patches. The only fit I've found yet to be more flattering on my frame than the Baldwin Reed is the PRPS Rambler and, needless to say, these are much more affordable than PRPS. Don't sleep! If you're anywhere near KC, go to Standard and try a pair on for yourself. Do size down as they will stretch a fair amount. I don't know of any raw denims that won't though. I guarantee that if you purchase a pair, they will quickly rise to the top of your rotation and become a favorite. Props to Matt (Baldwin) for doing the damn thing and repping KC for the first time since Lee left us! Beyond the jeans, he's just unveiled a really sweet collection of mens shirts (chambrays, oxfords and ginghams) ties and amazing bench made shoes that are simply phenomenal. The shirts are the first I've found that actually fit me better than Gitman Vintage or BoO. At $138.00 for the shirts, they're also a really good value. Also the chambray tie has become my new favorite in that department. Do yourself a favor and check this shit out pronto! www.baldwindenim.com
(the male model on the site really doesn't do the cuts justice) P.S. AB Fits in San Francisco is now stocking Baldwin as well.