Yep, Real and Rigid (so make sure and check the measurements....there isn't a ton of give to them)
***everything about them is fairly dead on as far as authenticating them though...the wash is even, denim looks like quality denim (even though they have been loved!) "h" stitching on the back is right, stitching on the zipper placket is right, etc.
***what might have thrown you off is typical of these older (red tag) pairs is the security strip (the silver line on the size tag) in newer pairs, these stay pretty intact and you're able to make out the "citizens of humanity" writing on them...these older pairs are almost always like this.
Hope that helps! Welcome! We love COH!