I stumbled upon this ancient thread and just had to smile, as back in the day I owned a fair number of these jeans (as well as ones from the previous top-ten linked in this thread). They were jeans I thought would be in style (and last) forever, alas I don't think any remain in my collection. So, anyone want to take a stab at a current version? I would, except I feel that all of the jeans I wear/admire are too similar to one another to really provide a legit list. However, this would be my list (only a few pairs I own and really dig): APC New Standard Marine Noir - Super dark, non-contrast stitched version which fits right off the bat due to the polyurethane blend. I like them for travel because they're comfortable and dress up well, can be the only jean I take on a trip. Helmut Lang Straight Leg in raw - Most of the line is awful, but at Gilt's prices, the fit/color/quality is pretty damn good. Rag & Bone RB15 Shiny Indigo - These are great for dress, with their dark color, non-contrast stitching and resin coating. Slightly wider lower leg works well to dress up as well. 3sixteen SL100 - Plain raw jeans at a pretty good price and subtle, quality detailing to match.