There are a lot of new features on the 2016 Noble jean products. One that we are particularly excited about is the addition of hidden rivets into the pocketing of each pair. This feature is sometimes seen on some higher end lines of denim, but not all. It is difficult to do, costly and seldom gets much attention. The point of them is to quietly reinforce the rear pocket seams-- giving them that much more strength and durability. You can't see them from the outside, but the copper dots staring back at you when you turn your jeans inside-out are a dead giveaway. This is now a standard feature on our mainstay jeans-- but likely won't always be present in every small batch. Where's the fun in that?