I've been wearing the KMW 1950's for a few days now and I love them. The denim has a great texture, somewhat supple. The construction is fantastic. And I've never worn a repro cut before but I wonder why I never did since I'm really enjoying the fit. The higher rise took a little while to get used to, or maybe it just took a little stretching and conforming to my body, because now that they sit comfortably on my hips, the whole fit of the jeans throughout is perfect. My only issue is that the 32" inseam is a little long, and with a reasonable sized cuff I still have some knee buckling, so I don't know what to do there. I obviously can't get them hemmed until I wash them. Actually, that's a good question. Has anyone experienced shrinking with washed KMW's? Talking your typical wash here, cold water, little detergent, air dry.