I just messaged all this info to josh, figured I might as well post the information seeings I never got around to it. Questions: 1.Is the "coating" the same as nudies coating? 2.How is their fit compared to SJ Dry black Coated? 3.The quality? 4.Price? 1. Coating seems to be a little different to the Nudie coating in it's application, but I can't say how so. It just has excess coating on the inside seems which you can pick off, which makes me think the the application of the waxing or coating is different to Nudie. They are shinier from new than my Nudie TFDBC ever were. 2. I personally have never tried on the SJ coateds, so I can't comment particularly on that. Having said that, one main difference between the SJ and the Lee is that the Lees have a black weft/selvedge so and completely black all through, however the SJ have a white weft. I would say the fit is somewhere between a Thin Finn and a Slim Jim. This is a fit pic. I originally bought a 31 but swapped them for a 30. This is the fit of the 30. 3. The quality is good. Altho Lee is known (in Aus) for stretching out alot. The denim is quite light, too, However I've only been wearing them as dress jeans, so I haven't worn them very hard. 4. I bought these from a shop in Perth, Australia called Live. A pretty crappy shop, but some decent denim. They cost me $200 AUDs. Which is alot, but you can't really find a pair of black coated selvedge jeans for anything less, so I just dropped the dough. More pictures, taken with my camera phone: fit (I was playing golf at the time) selvedge belt loop back pocket selvedge coin pocket thats all the pictures I have, but if you wanted to compare it to my skulls in size 31: and size 29 Slim Jim Dry Japan (pretty much too small) other info 100% cotton Lock stitch hems Chain stitched waist band inseam etc. Selvedge coin pocket (exposed, but black selvedge line - not as poser as the white edge) Button fly Black back pocket stitching Grey accent stitching throughout jeans and inseam. Size down - these stretch. Painted gray rivets - my paint has worn off a fair bit. you decide if thats good or bad. I like it. The edge of the selvedge seems to have been dyed red, rather stitched except along the very edge.