I'm pretty sure they removed the pocket stitching due to the Levi's lawsuit, which is why older models have it and new ones don't. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Nope. As recently as 3 weeks ago, the RL stores here in NY were selling raw and other denim with back pocket stiching. I bought my raw jeans with pocket stiching in March or so. They are still in stores (again, these are the straight and low straight fits. Not sure about slim bootcut, etc).