I got a bunch of compliments from a ton of people when I was wearing my SDA 103s. One girl freaked out at the 'hairness' and said that she had never seen anything like it. I think the SDA's seemed like upscale jeans to everyone who saw them, and they just assumed that they were awesome. They, unfortunately, were not long enough, so they had to go. My Samurai's have recieved no verbal compliments from strangers, however, they have gotten a ton of intense stares by girls sitting next to me in class. I don't think people quite know what to make of them due to the slub and lack of back pocket stitching. I've been into a Ralph Lauren, Ben Silver, Gucci and a Lacoste store with them on and nobody seems to know what to think. People don't disregard them, though. I also need every inch of the inseam, so no cuffing to show off the amazing details.
I've also been trying to educate anyone who will listen to my tale of selvage. Right now, my roomate, my suitmate and two people down the hall have purchased dry jeans (APC, Sam, SDA, and APC respectively).