LA Guy, not trying to get in a heated debate here at all, but I have to disagree with many points of your post. S-logo ubiquitous? Maybe here (I know there are at least 6 of us who rock Nudies). Maybe on some guys on SuperFuture. Definitely on MyNudies. I expected to see at least one pair when I was in LA last time, but saw nothing, even after having been to American Rag and Fred Segal, and some trendy (and way too expensive) Thai restaurant... hardly what I would call ubiquitous, really. I've seen 3 people in total with Nudies in San Diego (one of them was a girl.). The Nudie hype bothers me too, but it's more the converts spoken of here than the brand itself. Their marketing and hype is just enough so that you get people showing up on Styleforum and Superfuture asking, "what about Nudies? I heard if you don't wash them for 6 months, they because magical items of god," and that's the only thing that can be annoying to me. However, it's understandable, they wouldn't know any better if they've never heard it mentioned before. I think everyone is making way too big of a deal of the "hype," when if you leave the internet and hit the streets, they're anything but hyped. On cloud's post, you're right - not all jeans fit everyone. And obviously, the new standards are going to fit hte tall and thin better, because they're unisex, which should mean they should be suitable for women, as well as the fact that they have a 35" inseam. I would seriously doubt that they could even be qualified as the "most hideous pair," however - it just seems impossible for me to see them looking THAT bad on anyone. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however. I saw a guy at school wearing APCs (no, I didnt ask, but they are pretty easy to spot out anyway, if you know what to look for - i.e. an amazing cut) - they looked so good I wanted to come home and start wearing my New Standards again. I might buy a pair of the "hipster" jeans that apparently are made for men but are only sold in the NY store, which the name people keep dropping on superfuture but no one EVER tells me what they're like (I've asked twice)..
PDC is a very difficult brand to complain about, because their jeans are simple and they're marketed towards people who aren't necessarily picky about weight, quality, details, etc. I've seen (and participated in) critiques of PDC jeans and there are definitely things to complain about.