nudies is also pretty popular and has quality denim pieces...i just dont like the fact that only a few of their models are selvedge...and alot of their cuts are either too slim for me or too bootlegged or wide for my taste (but thats just personal preference...)
True, but I bought myself a pair of nudies & got them tailored (as I have to do with all of my jeans), i'd personally go for Nudie all day, everyday & get them tailored.
I've got a fantastic pair of levi's 506s & they weren't to expensive.
G-Star are another brand I rock too.
But i'd say forget the name of the jean, go for a certain type of denim. Personally I like raw denim & buy jeans that are that.