The Swedish streetwear store Californian Roots released their own pair of jeans this Friday, in a limited quantity of 217 pairs. The jeans are made of 14 oz Japanese denim and the cut is said to be inspired by the Levi's 1947 501 and similar to the Edwin Nashvilles.
I don't agree that they fit like '47s though - the rise is higher, the cut is looser and the legs taper to a smaller leg opening, while the '47s have straight legs.
The denim is nice - not as nice as the "real" Japanese deal from brands like Studio D'Artisan, Samurai, Warehouse etc., but still nice. I like the color and might probably choose this denim over Nudie's and APC's if I were to make my own jeans. The denim is sanforized, singed and not really slubby at all, which is what makes it different from named Japanese brands' denim.
The color is a nice blue when new, and I'd guess that the will fade pretty well, but that is always very hard to know without having seen a worn in pair.
They have quite a few details seen in vintage Levi's; hidden rivets on the backpockets, two-tone stitching, half-lined pockets(like old Lees, not Levi's), donut shaped buttons in the buttonfly, tilted mid-back beltloop and branded rivets.
I don't like the branding on the backpockets, but it's easy to remove and there won't be any marks if you do it when they're new. The backpockets are also, obviously, huge.
They also have "sneaker protectors" which is basically a piece of cloth sewn on the inside of the hems, to keep the hems from getting in contact with your shoes. I don't think it will work very well though, since the cloth is only attached to the upper part of the hems and not the lower part.
All in all they're a nice pair of jeans, and I have to say that at 1100 Swedish kronor they're a bargain. APC, Nudie's, Pace's and Hope's selvedge denim jeans all cost 1300kr and these are just as nice.
If you need a pair of jeans and like the cut, buy them!