Hi Guys - so flew into San Fran today and first stop is obviously flagship Diesel store in Union square. They had most of the stuff available today, the usuals new thavar's thanaz and tepphar 602s etc etc. But i was on the mission, specifically for Belther 816B. and They just got them in last Friday. so here it is.
When I first saw them i was like they are beautiful. The caramel color along w /the dirt marks like the Thavar 801D washes, plus 3D wrinkles and distress holes. I have been looking for some khaki color jeans but most of the previous ones (8QU, 811c, etc etc) lacks something. 816B combines best of all the different washes; 801D dirt, 8QU wrinkles and 811c color.
The jean material itself feels quite similar to 8QU. They are quite stiff, but I suspect will loosen up after few wears. I would not size up or down. These here are 28. I tried 27 and could not fit through them.
They are fairly comfortable, the thighs are not super tight like new Thavars fit on me. Knees down I find them wrap similar to my Braddom's. the back pocket is very low, similar to the Krooley cut but without the extra flap. I quite like these. They do give similar look to Nudie Thin Finn's low yoke, low back pocket.
here are the photos. Fit pix taken at store. I'm working out in San Jose this week so will post better fit pix when I can.