Someone posted about this a while back, but I just got back from the 5th ave flagship in NYC and I can confirm that the T000's have been discontinued. The new skinny denim has a slightly waxy, more sheen-y look to it, and is also a bit rougher compared to the softer T000's. Because of that, the newer ones don't look as jet black as the older ones. Additionally, the T000 leather patch on the back is gone on the new ones, as well as the other tag explaining that the denim is sourced from a Japanese mill. Not sure if the non-inclusion of this tag on the new jeans means they aren't using Japanese denim anymore, but they don't have any branding that they do like the T000's.
Thanks for the info, whoever designed the new cut was insane. Rise on the 28s is 8.5"