PBJ... I don't like the cut of the Pure Blue Japan xx003 anyway. The butt is flat, the back rise too low compared to the front, and the thighs are too slim for the wide hem. All in all, I feel the proportions are all off. It's not a very 'blue jeans' cut. (love the fabric... wish they would make a more vintage cut...) I think you're describing the xx005 ?