Yea I was iffy about the whole buckle tabs thing as well, but I got a wide leather belt to cover it up.
I was originally looking for some Nudies, the lengths were too long, and I didn't want to get them fixed. Prps are cut slightly shorter.
I think they're a nice pair of jeans overall. although not for me ( i don't wear much black denim- or is that a dark blue..my eyes must be going blind then), i think you did pretty well. looks good.