I picked up a pair of Earnest Sewn hutches in max dark 3d, which very similar to PDC GTO 1-years. There's little touches that seem to set them apart though...I love the two-tone stitching for example. The rise is 3" higher in the back which just makes the cut look even more flattering (in my opinion). Even the inseam is just right, another plus. I highly suggest trying on a pair. They're not far removed from the 1-years, but it seems he's made a near-perfect pair of jeans even better.