^ stacks &/or honeycombs setting in?
yup. i'll post update pics today. no signs of pocket wear though cause i hate pocket fades
and regarding the patch, unless you wear an XXS where the shirt ends above the belt loop, you have nothing to worry about. my belt covers most of the patch, but even then, my entire shirt, jacket, dress shirt, etc. all covers it.
the SINGLE issue i have about the jeans is the 2 lines of stitching on the inner thigh. i'm used to none or 1 (APCs only have 1). i may remove 1 line though, since i have a seam ripper.