Yeah, the Unbranded Urban Outfitters does look like that. I personally prefer the styling of the Albam, but both are pretty unembellished. Tapered UO, though, is slightly larger in the seat etc. Here's something I grabbed off Sufu:
Here we go! These sizes taken after about 10 wears, no soak/wash. I presume these are sanforized but I'm not sure. The fit is great right now. Though the waist is a bit big, that's solved by a belt - and I would really not want to lose any length on the inseam as I am tall (6'2"). UNBRANDED 'TAPERED' FIT TAGGED SIZE 34 Waist 36" Front rise 10.5" Back rise 13.5" Upper thigh 12" Knee 8.75" Leg opening 8" Inseam 33"
Hope this is helpful for those. I spoke with someone who has two pairs of Albam jeans, one washed and one not, and he said of the one that was washed that even through a soak, machine wash, and drying (!) they didn't lose anything on the waist and only about an inch off the inseam. They must be uber-sanforized or something. I assume it was just line dried, though... I'd never put pre-washed jeans in the drier, let alone raw selvedge. Washing changed the color, though, obviously, to more of a blue than an indigo, which is to be expected with any raw denim, I think. He also said no noticeable stretching. If I can get comparison pics I'll post them. For the sub-$100, UO seems best, but for sub-$150 or $140 it seems like you get a way better jean with the Albams (the UOs apparently stretch and shrink quite a bit even though they're sanforized, a la APC). Just my opinion, though...