I do own a pair (the 4th edition he did since selling through SE) and I also own his first chambray shirt and I'm of a different conclusion. Having his name stitched on the inside pocket is nice (I know there are tons of little details, just picking a more apparent one) but I end up often reaching for other jeans. Again its all personal preference so not trying to start a big back and fourth but my Roy's don't even stand on their own out of the 3 'nice' pairs I have!
The detail work is great, which is why I do enjoy my Roys but the denim is so pedestrian compared to what some of the Japanese brands are using. I know its a 'custom' cone mills denim, but it just doesn't have the same character and fading.