They look fine. Probably a more readily alternative to Uniqlo and w/o the sizing grief of APC. No reason to get snobbish. They will probably fit some people better, as well.
Can't make any judgments as to fit or quality. They are what they are - $80 jeans. What's annoying is the not-so-subtle, slightly snobbish brand image which is trying to project "i'm too cool for brands."
Some guy on HB was bragging about how these "jawnz" don't have Japanese writing on them which I believe is a dig at Gap's original japanese selvage from Spring. Seriously dude, are these any different?
Come to think of it, that's exactly what's so annoying about UO. The people who shop there act like their too alternative for the mall brands and mainstream designer labels... even though UO's entire M.O. is to rip off those exact things.
Super low pockets (on the slim straight)
Tapered has really tiny pockets
Skinny has super low and narrow pockets
Very small waistband
^Last two combine to make a massive ugly top block (hate the stupid crease across the patch, the fact that the patch goes over the yoke because the yoke is way too high, the fact that the beltloops look like they're 4in or so since the proportions are so off)
Denim looks boring and reeks of selvedge hype
The stitching on the waistband is really ugly
I suppose for noobs it could be a decent choice but I'm sticking with "more in, more out". Nothing cheap will be able to come near a pair of higher end denim. The slim straight looks weird on the bottom too, could just be that they're new but they drape terribly. Kind of seems like they didn't put a lot of thought into proportions, kind of like they didn't actually come up with 3 different cuts but rather changed a few random measurements and didn't change any other details such as pockets, beltloops, carrier, waistband, etc.
That's disappointing. I was hoping for an affordable (Less than $100) and decently cut jean that I could pick up as gifts for friends.
I tried the skinny jeans on in size 30, they were super tight on me, and super long (aka stacking x10) The inseam def had to mesure over a 34-36. I'm a 30 in inseam, so I didn't buy them. But the jeans themselfs were very stiff, and I would love to see some of you guys breaking them in.