Most jeans in this category have some sort of fake fade to them. Maybe it's just me, but I hate that. I want to wear my jeans in on my own, not have a blasting machine or someone with some sandpaper do it for me. It has been hard to find a pair of good, reinforced jeans that aren't crazy hot in the summer or fit like Lee Pipes. Of course I can count on Oscar. A solid dark wash that looks like a pair of selvedge jeans with about the same price tag, but no protection. They also have the little styling details we're used to seeing on other pieces in this line. The pockets have a cool pattern stitched on there in contrasting thread. There is a leather belt look on the back with the Oscar logo. On the front right pocket there is a small leather piece with a brass D-ring to hook your... keys? I don't know, it looks cool. The front pockets are reinforced with rivets and-- this is a huge on for me, the bottom of the back pockets are reinforced. I know that may not sound like a big deal, but when you ride all the time with your wallet or cell phone of ANYTHING in your back pocket, they'll wear through eventually. It has happened to me on tons of jeans, and this little detail will help this pair last for many more miles.