So, I succumbed to the siren call of high quality, Japanese denim at a low price and what sounds, on paper, at least, to be a superb fit. I've never been a huge fan of the repros, nor of ordering completely non-refundable, non-exchangeable, stuff from Japan, but the BIG (www.blueingreensoho) site offers a great way to try on some stuff. So I ordered a pair of JohnBull Sewing Chops SC007, (not yet on the site, I think) which apparently fits quite like the PBJ XX005, i.e. a slim true straightleg. They are (I've not gotten them yet) one wash, selvedge outseam, true straight leg (the size 30's I got are 8" at the knee and at the hem,) low rise (less that 10" on the 30's), and with higher, normal back pocket placement than the SC003. And the are just $168. I am really stoked to get these. Hopefully today, although DHL said tomorrow (sometimes, they get here quickly, and NYC and Boston are pretty close.) Anyway, Gordon (at BIG) said that the fit was terrific, and from the pics I've seen on the site and on Brian SD, I believe that. I really like the fact that a lot of the new models now available are not straight up repros. Anyone have experience with the SC007s? Pics? Testimonials? Also like Oliver Helden's stuff. His stuff at Oak looks good, and stuff at BIG seems like his more adventurous stuff. I've only interacted with him via email, but he seems to be a really nice guy, as well as really innovative, and I like to support that.