This is exactly the problem that I have with a lot of posts on the Men's Clothing forum that I always end up arguing with - screw durability and stitching quality. All upscale unwashed jeans are going to be durable to a higher degree, so just go with what looks best. The cut of GAP jeans (selvage or otherwise) is just like the brand itself. There's nothing special about it, and it doesn't have a particularly good cut. They're just kind of there. APC, on the other hand, while also being unbranded, have a much more updated, and simply cool fit all the way down. They have a bland design, but the body of them is absolutely not mundane. APC proves that you can get attention by looking great without having D&G monogrammed all over your jeans. GAP proves that you don't want attention, you've never in your life wanted attention in your life, and that along with liking bland jeans that only come from a history of blandness, you just might be a bland person yourself. No offense to anyone who wears GAP jeans, by the way. I'm exaggerating. A lot.