I've been eyeing the EGxLevi's 1947 since the release, but did not want to pay that huge retail price tag. Some finally went up for sale for a nice price on the Buy/Sell here a couple weeks ago...thought I'd give my impression These are actually very, very nice jeans. All details from the buttery soft leather patch to the hidden rivets to the copper/nickel-plated button fly is a step above anything Levi's that I've seen (could be the same quality as LVC though, I wouldn't know...). The denim has a really good soft hand to it and is a very saturated, deep, dark blue-black. The black stitching including arcuates really sets it off and makes it almost feel like wearing some Rag & Bones. Really the ONLy bad thing I can say about these is that the "ENGINEERED GARMENTS" namesake printed all over the weft is a little tacky, but who is gonna see the weft of your jeans? Oh, the best part, it's also probably the best fitting pair of jeans I have. Did EG do any alterations at all to the 47 cut, or just replace all golden/orange/yellow stitching on a pair of LVC 47s with black, and use a darker denim?