Agreed. Although was the vanguard of the whole "Raw denim" and "Japanese Denim" trend, Evisu has long been surpassed in the quality/cost ratio by a large number of Japanese (Denime, 45RPM), European (Nudie) and American (Corpus, Rag & Bone), companies. While not all these companies offer great selvedge jeans, the cuts and washes (even the rinse washes) are far superior, imo, and none of them (excepting the Japanese companies) approach the $600 mark. Most are in fact well under $200 except in the major metropoolitan areas. Of course, prices vary with location. Paper Denims are much more expensive in Europe than in the States, and Nudies are about 1.5x as expensive in the states as in Europe.