Reviving an old thread for a great brand!
Here we go. I'll start with a bunch of pictures and then I will say something about them.
Came in this plastic bag
The leather patch
Here you can see the first changes. The Lot# has been changed to 'XX' instead of the numbers before. The patch looks a lot more like leather than the older patch on my 66XX (at least what I remember)
New tag on the jeans
Another change. The red tab is gone. Interesting stitching over the hidden rivet.
Hardware looks the same to me when comparing to the old one.
Denim comparison to the denim on my 66XX.
The weave on the 66XX (on the right) looks tighter, RHT is harder to notice on the first look. It is very easy to see on the new denim. But is hasn't been soaked yet so maybe that will change.
To me the denim doesn't feel thinner like often said. Very rigid and crunchy (because of the starch I guess). The jeans were able to stand on their own. My old 66XX were also able to do it.
I put the new XX-type on a scale and compared its weight (14 or 14,5 oz. Contradicting info over the net) with my new XX-type 1951 (15oz).
XX-type 1951: 987 g
Measurements are nearly the same, so a bit surprised.
And now, the pre-soak fit!Measurements
front rise: 12,5
back rise: 16,25
leg opening: <9