I thought I'd throw my lot in here.
I bought some crate jacksons last january from context, got them for around 75 dollars with a coupon, they were reduced already.
on advice of someone i talked to, i sized up (32 in nudies, 31 in APC), went with a 33 in crates. when i got them the waist was SUPER tight, could barely get them buttoned, the fit through the leg was ideal.
The denim is nice, they've taken a long time to fade though. Currently at tailors getting a crotch blowout fixed. I've worn them about 3-4 days a week for 8 months. If you can get them cheap they are well worth it, not sure I'd pay full price for them though. Because of sizing up for the waist, they are pretty full leg on me. Not a bad fit overall. Only complaint is the overly large pockets, they seem a little out of place and my wallet slides around a bit.