I've got a pair of Crate Chambray Pants. The fabric is wonderful, super lightweight chambray. I've had no real problems with the construction, but they definitely aren't the same quality as KMW. Crate does use felled seams, crotch patches, tailored belt loops, and hidden rivets (Fall 09), so the design is great, but they definitely have a problematic factory though.
Kay guys, it's been about 6 months now since these were released for S/S '09. Let's see some evo pics. As soon as I find my camera, I'll post my slightly worn in Routes. I wore them about 3-4 times a week so it won't be as extreme as other posters.
It's the chainstiching. Chainstichting is overrated to the point it is not funny. Ity unravels if one part of the stich is broken. Anways: Crate Routes 4 Months 1 Soak As I expected, not much contrast. Temporary Button Replacement Vertical Fades