Slightly off-topic, but this seemed like the most appropriate thread to post it in.
Last week, I picked up a pair of the 505zx
jeans (Regular Straight, one wash, cinch back, selvage on watch pocket but not back pockets). I can definitely vouch for the vanity sizing: I normally take a 32 in the waist, but the 30" were the best fit in that regard. Denim is 13.75 ounces, and feels pretty substantial as mass-market oriented jeans go. As of now, they're pretty stiff, but not uncomfortable. A bit of stretching at the hips and thighs would not be entirely unwelcome, though. I'll see how they stretch out, if at all, as I wear them.
But to keep the thread vaguely on topic, I suppose I would be able to act as a proxy for the more desperate Edwin buyers, but I need to put some research into things like pricing and shipping rates before I commit to anything.