I have a few 2(x)ist jeans (probably half a dozen pairs) and I am very happy with them. They underwent some transformations in the fit and design and the more recent models are pretty good (the early button-fly versions were hideous with some really odd measurements). They are not fussy and good as basics, though I wouldn't pay more than $50 for them even new. They can be easily found discounted at several online stores and currently amazon.com has a clearance sale on several models, they have been reduced from $120-$150 to $20 per pair. They are all low-rise, with a very comfortable seat, the fabric seems to be good quality, on me at least they look good and I get compliments. The pair of "Road" 2xist jeans I am wearing right now are my all time fave for casual wear - supersoft, relaxed without being baggy and all around comfortable. The recent models come with a little note inside the pocket with the signature of the person who hand-washed and finished them, which I find rather amusing. Mine are all made in Canada. P.S. another added bonus - I have never met another person wearing 2xist jeans, they aren't that common.