Originally Posted by zissou
I also swung by UO the other day partly to check these out. There really was nothing at all remarkable about the jeans or the denim. For the price, why not just buy some raw 511s? The denim felt and looked about the same as the 511s, but maybe a couple ounces heavier. For $40, they might be worth trying, but it is hard to consider spending $80 on them when you can get RRLs for about the same price off Ebay or B&S.
For what it's worth, there are some guys over on sufu who are getting decent fits with these jeans.
I think the fit is where the difference is with these. I can't speak to anyone else's experience, but I haven't been satisfied with levi's fits. UO stuff usually makes it to the sales racks fairly quickly, so it's not unreasonable to think that these can be had at levi's prices. That said, I still think it's a better option to get some nice jeans cheap from B&S.