There seems to be some reading comprehension issues in this thread. No one is "hating" on RRL. I actually just picked up four shirts, a cardigan, and two pairs of jeans, and a pair of boots over the last week. (I even posted pictures of me wearing the stuff). Not exactly hatred in any sens of the word. RRL is a decent value especially with the sales.
I simply mentioned that if you are going to wear jeans as a matte of wearable art there are better products to do it with. I don't care for such things but others do.and I understand that.
I would recommend The Strike Gold SG1109 for such wear. I have a pair and the quality and construction are outstanding and the price is not ridiculous. They have hidden rivets in the rear pocket folds which is a very nice touch. The rivets are all custom made for the jeans and have a copper outer ring and an iron inner which will start to rust with time and sweat and show through adding to the patina. The antique looms that they are woven on leave a lot of chatter marks which fades amazingly (if you are into such things) and looks different than most other jeans. They are quite heave so that may not be for everyone. I do have quite thick thighs so they are a little tight there but have started to soften up and break in over the last 6 months.
Anyway, those are some of my favorite and I'm sure other members have theirs.
There's no reading comprehension issue on my part. The post of mine that you quoted never claimed you were hating on RRL; I addressed exactly what you said.